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Distribution of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the Chukchi Sea of the Arctic Ocean in summer 2010

To understand the influence of rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice on distribution of the various of the carbonic system, hydrographic survey was carried out by the IBRV Araon from July 17 to August 12 in Chuckchi Borderland and western Canada Basin. At each hydrographic station, 244 samples for dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) were taken from Niskin bottle to 500 ml boro-silicate glass bottles on board. Accurate measurement concerning spatio-temporal variability in CO2 in the water column is highly important to understanding of global carbon cycle and reliable prediction for the future atmospheric concentration of CO2. From flux study perspective of CO2, the Arctic Ocean has known as sink for atmospheric CO2. But there wasn't enough data, and sea ice have an ambiguous role of air-sea CO2 exchange so that further research must be conducted.

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ARAON (Icebreaker Research Vessel, KOPRI)
VINDTA(Versatile Instrument for Determination of Titration Alkalinity)
  • Tae Siek Rhee (rhee@kopri.re.kr)
Research period
2010-07-17 ~ 2010-08-12
Create/Update Date
2013-07-10 / 2013-07-10
Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
Distribution of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the Chukchi Sea of the Arctic Ocean in summer 2010 Southern Ocean and the ecosystem as a reactor of climate gases Tae Siek Rhee
The data(KOPRI-KPDC-00000373) used in this work was provided by the Korea Polar Research Institute.

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