ESSIC/CISESS Scientist Liqing Jiang led the development of a new data set called the Coastal Ocean Data Analysis Product in North America (CODAP-NA). It is an internally consistent data product for discrete inorganic carbon, oxygen, and nutrients on the U.S. North American ocean margins. CODAP-NA is one of the first major coastal ocean acidification (OA) data products. Its coverage includes all ocean margins of the conterminous United States, as well as part of Alaska. It will help the U.S. prepare OA mitigation and adaptation strategies. This collaborative effort is also a showcase example of NCEI/CISESS taking a leading role in a major synthesis effort involving NOAA labs (AOML and PMEL) and academic institutions (University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Delaware, University of Miami, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and Georgetown University). Earth System Science Data accepted an article on CODAP-NA on May 2. CISESS Scientist Alex Kozyr is a co-author.
Liqing Jiang is a chemical oceanographer specializing in the study of inorganic carbon cycling and ocean acidification in the global oceans. He received his Ph.D in Marine Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2009 and did his postdoctoral research at Yale University. Jiang has been working at NOAA’s National Oceanographic Data Center since 2011. One of the main projects he is working on is the Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship Project which is funded by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program. In addition to data management, Jiang spends a lot of his time on global synthesis projects.
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