ESP Biography

KATE LOWRY, Stanford PhD Student in Polar Oceanography

Major: Env. Earth System Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kate Lowry is a PhD student at Stanford in Environmental Earth System Science. Her focus is on marine phytoplankton in polar regions of the ocean. For her research, she has traveled to both Antarctica and the Arctic aboard icebreaker research ships. She conducts her work both in the field and through the use of satellites that image the ocean from space.

Past Classes

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B3693: Observing Ocean Biology from Space in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Marine phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that form the base of the food web in the ocean, take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and produce the oxygen that we breathe. In this class, you will learn about how satellite images taken from space can be used to study phytoplankton in the ocean. We will explore the theory behind ocean remote sensing, the types of satellites that image the ocean, and how you can access satellite images of the ocean to do your own scientific research!

B3694: Doing Science at Sea: Polar Oceanography Fieldwork in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an oceanographer who goes to sea to study the ocean? Or what it is like to do research in Antarctica or the Arctic? In this class, you will see pictures and hear stories of sea ice, science, and marine life in the polar ocean. You will also learn what it is like to live on a ship at sea for more than 50 days!