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Sea ice geochemistry: mercury, ikaite and phosphate

Expected field work start date
12 Apr 2015
Expected field work end date
23 May 2015
University of Manitoba
Project category
Type of project
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Climate research
Fieldwork country
Fieldwork region
North-East Greenland

During this campaign our team plans to:

  • Look at Hg transport across snow-sea ice-seawater interface in first-year and multi-year sea ice, with a particular emphasis on the potential production of methyl mercury in sea ice
  • Study the vertical distribution if ikaite crystal within sea ice as well as the amount of phosphate co-precipitated with ikaite
  • Examine Halogens distribution across snow-sea ice interface
  • Test a new method for estimating CO2 flux through the sea ice during sea ice growth and decay

PI: Feiyue Wang, Soren Rysgaard, David Barber

Project lead: Yubin Hu

Read more at the ASP website

Last updated
17 Mar 2017