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Evolution and distribution of pH in natural first-year sea ice

General

Project start
27.03.2013
Project end
17.04.2013
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Ocean & fiord systems
Project topic
Climate research
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.1615238, -51.5733405

Fieldwork start
27.03.2013
Fieldwork end
17.04.2013

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

We will study the evolution and distribution of pH in first-year sea ice by directly measuring pH profiles in both brine and bulk ice, as well as through experimentally opening a hole in sea ice and monitoring the evolution of ice pH as the sea ice begins to grow, transitions from granular to columnar structure, and develops internal brine volume. These measurements will contribute to a model of carbonate-system dynamics as the natural freezing process transforms seawater into sea ice.

Site: Kobbefjord, Nuuk, Greenland

PI: Alex Hare

 

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