Estapa Lab: Oceanography and Aquatic Science at Skidmore College

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Interested in oceanography and aquatic science classes at Skidmore?


Courses I teach

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Courses offered

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GE-112

Introduction to Oceanography

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Special Topic:
GE-251

The Coastal Ocean

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GE-235

Data Analysis and Programming for Earth/Env. Science

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GE-305

Remote Sensing of the Earth and Environment

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GE-306

The Ocean and Global Change

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Research Projects

I am an oceanographer interested in the ocean's carbon and iron cycles. These cycles affect the role the ocean plays in Earth's climate, and they are important to many types of marine life. I am particularly interested in processes that happen over short time periods and spatial scales, and which affect the transport and composition of bio- and lithogenic particulate matter. I welcome inquiries about research opportunities from motivated Skidmore students in all disciplines of the natural sciences! Scroll down for project summaries.

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The ocean's
Biological Carbon Pump

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Ocean observations from
Profiling Floats

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Optical sensing of
Hydrothermal Particles

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Satellite monitoring of
local lakes

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Current lab members and alumni

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Contact Me

Email: mestapa at skidmore.edu
Phone: 518-580-5477
Office: N/A until Fall 2018
Lab: West Lot Temporary Science Space (opposite the Hub)

Skidmore College Geosciences Department

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Biogeochemical Oceanography Lab

West Lot Temporary Science Space, near South Quad dorms, opposite Sussman Village buildings A and B

43.096732, -73.787864