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Primary and bacterial productivity around St.Nord and near the ice tongue: impact of glacier melt

General

Project start
07.08.2015
Project end
28.08.2015
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Ocean & fiord systems
Project topic
Climate research
Geomicrobiology
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 81.740304987961, -17.0947265625

Fieldwork start
07.08.2015
Fieldwork end
28.08.2015

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The acceleration of icebergs and glaciers melt associated with large releases of iron, impacts biochemical and physical characteristics in the water column, influencing phytoplankton dynamic. As phytoplankton mitigates global warming by fixing the greenhouse gas CO2 into biomass and is the first vital link in the food chain, thus these changes will affect the carbon cycling and the entire food web in the Arctic. Therefore, the objective is to describe the biological and chemical properties in the water column, along transects from coast to shore, and near the ice tongue during summer. Opportunistic samples could also be collected in particular hydrographic area identified with CTD measurements. These would permit to investigate how this near-shore dynamic affect bacterial and primary production in the upper water column.

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