Marine science: shedding light on DVM

Although CALIPSO was built to study clouds and airborne particles, it has also provided a new perspective on
ocean life, allowing researchers to study diel vertical migration (DVM) at a global scale for the first time. The
daily movement through the water column of small marine organisms – from planktonic dinoflagellates and
crustaceans to fish and squid – has long been studied from ships, but the view from space has yielded insights that
improve understanding of the Earth’s carbon cycle and can be used to calibrate climate models….

Going back in time, volume 16.4

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