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Impact of snow cover on the inorganic carbon dynamic within sea ice

General

Organisation
Project start
03.05.2015
Project end
25.05.2015
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Climate research

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 81.747534530702, -17.00683597941

Fieldwork start
03.05.2015
Fieldwork end
25.05.2015

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The goal of this project is to determine the role of the snow on the inorganic carbon dynamic, associated with the evolution of the algal community changes under different snow cover. Snow cover has a strong impact on the sea ice thermodynamics and has been suggested to buffer the exchange of CO2 between the ice and the atmosphere. We will look into snow thickness, density, salinity, temperature, structure and we will determine if the snow cover could contain any CO2 (through measurement of total alkalinity and total dissolved inorganic carbon) and we will associated this with measurements of CO2 fluxes. In addition complete profile for inorganic carbon will be perform within sea ice, under different snow cover.

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