Arctic Field Projects



Project Title: Quantifying Rates of Biological Production to Better Understand the Carbon Cycle in the Canada Basin (Award# 1304406)

PI: Stanley, Rachel (rstanley@whoi.edu)
Phone: (508) 289.2927 
Institute/Department: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry 
IPY Project?
Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\ANS
Program Manager: Dr. William Wiseman (wwiseman@nsf.gov)
Discipline(s): | Oceanography\Biological Productivity | Oceanography\Carbon Cycle |

Project Web Site(s):
NSF_Award_Info: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=13...
Data: https://arcticdata.io/catalog/#view/doi:10.18739/A...

Science Summary:
The main objective of this work is to gain a better understanding of the interplay between biological production, sea ice, and temperature in the Canada Basin. Adding on to collected data from 2011 and 2012, researchers will collect more samples in 2013 and 2014 and will interpret all the data in order to address two hypotheses. The summer of 2012 set a record for minimal sea ice extent. Comparisons of rates of net community production and gross primary production in 2011-2014 will allow examination of the change in productivity with sea ice conditions. Comparisons of rates of production within a given year at stations where ice is melting and at open water stations will allow investigation of productivity within areas of actively melting ice, i.e. ice edge blooms. A wealth of physical oceanographic information collected as part of the Beaufort Gyre Observing System will allow us to characterize the environmental setting in all three years. Additionally, researchers will “extend” the four-year time-series by comparing observed rates to those predicted by satellite algorithms and by working with modelers in order to incorporate the rates into ecosystem models of the Arctic Ocean.

Logistics Summary:
The main objective of this work is to gain a better understanding of the interplay between biological production, sea ice, and temperature in the Beaufort Gyre region of the Canada Basin. During the summer of 2013, a research assistant will participate in the 2013 JOIS cruise on board the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent departing from Kugluktuk, Nunavut to collect samples for triple oxygen isotopes and oxygen/argon ratios. The PI received supplement #1445446 for another field season in the Gyre Region of the Canada Basin in fall, 2014. Water samples will be collected on the Beaufort Gyre Observing System (BGOS)/Joint Ocean Ice System (JOIS) cruise. The chief scientist on the cruise will collect samples for the PI and send them to WHOI to be analyzed. [NOTE *In 2015 Stanley changed institutions from WHOI to Wellesley College at which time this grant was transferred to 1547011. The 2013-2014 work is carried under grant 1304406 and the work will be concluded in 2017 under 1547011.]

All logistics would be organized by the researcher and paid through the grant.
SeasonField SiteDate InDate Out#People
2013Arctic Ocean and Seas - Beaufort Sea08 / 02 / 2013 09 / 02 / 20131
2014Arctic Ocean and Seas - Beaufort Sea0
 


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