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The cryosphere & oceanography (2)

This work package deals with the cryosphere and its links to the ocean and atmosphere. The focus is to examine the role of sea ice, glaciers and permafrost on physical, chemical and biological conditions in the Arctic. This involves the understanding of the effect of reduced sea ice conditions on the magnitude and regulation of sea ice algal communities, biogeochemistry, ocean acidification, brine, gas and chemical conditions in the sea ice and upper ocean, the ocean-ice-atmosphere boundary layer. This work package also deals with glacier-ocean interactions to understand the role of the ocean in melting the Greenland ice sheet (GIS) and its role for upwelling of nutrient rich deeper waters in the coastal domain. Effect of microbes on the stability of the GIS and cloud formation is also included. Finally the work package deals with permafrost and the potential for coastal erosion, release of greenhouse gases during warmer conditions. The feedback between Arctic and the rest of the World is also an important part of this work package e.g. sea level rise, fisheries, marine transport, ice hazards.

List of people connected to this work package

Name Job title Unit Email Phone Building
Boone, Wieter Research Engineer Arctic Research Centre wieter.boone@au.dk
Finster, Kai Professor Department of Biology - Microbiology kai.finster@bio.au.dk +4551240515 1540, 129
Grønkjær, Peter Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology peter.groenkjaer@bio.au.dk +4523382177 1134, 228
Halbach, Laura Postdoc Department of Environmental Science - Environmental Microbiology lh@envs.au.dk
Jacobsen, Carsten Suhr Head of Department, Professor Department of Environmental Science csj@envs.au.dk +4587158701 7411, B2.14
Lund-Hansen, Lars Chresten Associate Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology lund-hansen@bio.au.dk 1135, 321
Rysgaard, Søren Professor Arctic Research Centre rysgaard@bio.au.dk +4524643206
Schiøtt, Sascha PhD Student Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology sasc@bio.au.dk +4522212268 1135, 415
Sorrell, Brian Keith Associate Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology brian.sorrell@bio.au.dk +4523666864 1135, 215
Søgaard, Dorte Arctic Research Centre - Arctic Research Centre, Roskilde doso@ecos.au.dk

Contact leader:

Peter Grønkjær

Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology