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Underwater eddy covariance measurements of heat, salt, and dissolved oxygen

General

Project start
15.04.2014
Project end
30.06.2014
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Chemistry
Climate research
Ice - ocean coupling

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Canada
Fieldwork region
Cambridge Bay
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 69.1168641, -105.0596814

Fieldwork start
15.04.2014
Fieldwork end
30.06.2014

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.

Fieldwork site: Field camp, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

PI: B.Else

Project Participants: Dr. Brent Else (CEOS)

Fieldwork summary/photo blog: Link to project summary report

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