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Mercury transport and transformation across the sea ice environment

General

Project start
06.04.2013
Project end
17.04.2013
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Climate research

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 64.41723, -51.57368

Fieldwork start
06.04.2013
Fieldwork end
17.04.2013

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

We will study the distribution of total and methylated mercury in snow, sea ice (including brine) and underlying water column, with a specific emphasis on 1) how mercury is transported from the cryosphere to the aquatic system via brine and via melt ponds, and 2) whether microbial methylation of mercury occurs in snow, sea ice, or the water column (via sinking particles or copepods).

Site: Kanajorusuit Fjord, Nuuk, Greenland

PI: Fei Wang

Fieldwork summary/photo blog: Link to project summary report

 

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