Brandi Downs

Brandi Downs Brandi Downs
The Ohio State University
Role / Position
Electrical Engineering Graduate Student
Remote Sensing, Sea Ice,
My tasks on MOSAiC
My primary task will be operating a microwave radiometer to determine sea ice characteristics such as ice thickness, salinity, and snow cover. I will also operate other groups' remote sensing instruments and help the sea ice team with their measurements. With the remaining time I have available, I plan to act as polar bear guard for groups collecting data outside the safety zone.
I am most excited about
I am very excited to live near the North Pole for two months, to see the ecosystem change firsthand as winter transitions to spring, and, especially, to be a part of this historical expedition that will answer many questions we have about the Arctic and help fill gaps in our climate change models.