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Assessment of sea ice algae production in Kanajorusuit Fjord

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 64.426391487876, -51.578922271729

Fieldwork start
04.03.2013
Fieldwork end
17.04.2013

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

There are two objectives of this field project. The first is to evaluate and compare techniques used in monitoring sea ice algae primary production. The second objective is to use these techniques in determining the environmental cause of uncharacteristically low biomass/production in the fjord. To achieve objective 1, a series of in situ and laboratory incubations will be done to assess potential technique based differences in production rate (14C tracer, oxygen optode, ‘bag incubations’). Differences in optical environments will also be compared by culturing in different light, particularly scattering, environments. To assess objective 2, in situ algae will be monitored with coincident recording of environmental variables such as sea ice micro-scale growth-melt, nutrients, light etc.

Site: Kanajorusuit Fjord, Nuuk, Greenland

PI: Karley Campbell

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