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Moorings Retrievemnet and redeployment

General

Project start
08.04.2016
Project end
26.04.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Climate research
Oceanography

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 81.625086490131, -16.770629882812

Fieldwork start
08.04.2016
Fieldwork end
26.04.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The major objective of this project is to retrieve and redeploy oceanographic moorings from our 2015 campaign. In addition, we will collect oceanographic data in the Station North region. Relatively warm intermediate North Atlantic waters can be found at intermediate depths off the NE Greenland continental slope. These waters might penetrate along the submarine troughs and valleys into the shallow coastal areas where vertical mixing processes could initiate heat transport to the lower surface of sea ice. The impact of this heat on the sea-ice thermodynamic growth, brine rejection, buoyancy-driven mixing and the gas exchange will be studied. The tidewater glaciers might be even ablated directly at intermediate depths depending on local bathymetry that is currently unknown. Both short-term mooring deployments in the vicinity of the glacier-ocean contact zone, and long-term mooring observation under the land fast ice are selected as project priorities.

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