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Godthåbsfjord / Ameralik hydrografi

General

Project start
01.01.2018
Project end
31.12.2018
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Ocean & fiord systems
Project topic
Biogeochemistry
Climate research
Ecosystems
Glacier - ocean coupling
Hydrography
Ice - ocean coupling
Oceanography

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 64.475153370649, -51.422898782516

Fieldwork start
01.01.2018
Fieldwork end
31.12.2018

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The meltwater runoff of the Greenland Ice Sheet has doubled over the last two decades strongly affecting the fjords and coastal shelves around Greenland. Through multidisciplinary research, we aim to understand how ocean-glacier interaction drives the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and what the impact of melting glaciers is on the physical oceanography and ecosystems. The long-term research program involves seasonal hydrographic and biogeochemical fieldwork in SW Greenland (Godthåbsfjord and Ameralik) and research cruises in Greenland fjords during the summer months.

Publications related to project
  • Mortensen et al. (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Meire et al. (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Bendtsen et al. (2014,2015,2017)
  • Rysgaard et al. (2018)
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