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Underwater Eddy Correlation Measurements of Ice-Ocean Heat and Mass Exchange

General

Project start
04.03.2013
Project end
17.04.2013
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Climate research
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 64.41722527051, -51.573678033203

Fieldwork start
04.03.2013
Fieldwork end
17.04.2013

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

We will study the exchange of salt, heat, and oxygen between sea ice and the underlying seawater using eddy correlation.  Measurement of ice-ocean oxygen exchange will allow us to non-destructively measure net ecosystem exchange, which will support other primary production estimates made by K. Campbell.  Measurements of heat exchange will allow for estimation of ice melt/growth, which will contribute to an understanding of the under-ice habitat for sea ice algae.  Measurements of salt exchange will improve our understanding of solute cycling through the sea ice, contributing to a better understanding of ice algae nutrient supply, and ice-ocean-atmosphere connections.

Site: Kobbefjord, Nuuk, Greenland

PI: Brent Else

Fieldwork summary/photo blog: Link to project summary report

 

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