Climate chANge impacts on carbon cycling and fOod wEbs in Arctic Fjords
South Greenland, RV Belgica
@ Louise Delhaye
Setting the scene
CANOE investigates how climate change will affect the carbon dynamics (production, mineralisation, transfer in food web and burial) in Arctic marine ecosystems. The project aims to characterize the oceanography, pelagic and benthic biogeochemistry, benthic ecology and food webs on an inshore - offshore gradient of two contrasting fjords in South‐Greenland: Igaliku fjord, dominated by a land‐terminating glacier and Ikersuaq fjord, dominated by marine‐terminating glaciers.
Physical characterisation of pelagic environment including hydrodynamical modelling
During the campaign, scientists will compile data of model boundary conditions in advance, including physical fjord oceanography and 2D hydrodynamic modelling.