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MERIS-Based Assessment of Carbon Supply into the Arctic by River RunOff


Project timeline
February 2007
24 months
January 2009
General Information
The flux of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from major rivers into the coastal waters of Siberia (Kara Sea) will be estimated from time series of ENVISAT/MERIS data. For that purpose algorithms will be adapted and optimized to determine gelbstoff, find the conversion between DOC and gelbstoff absorption and solve the problem of cloud interpolation for that area. Furthermore the biomass of phytoplankton and the transport of suspended solids into the coastal waters will be estimated. Expected major deliverables are: Quantified (i) fluxes of DOC into the Kara Sea from the major estuaries, (ii) pool of DOC in the Kara Sea (iii) fluxes of DOC out of the Kara Sea into the open Arctic regions. The role of GKSS is to give support in the development of algorithms and processing of data.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaINTAS ESA joint call 2006
Project TypeRTD
Contract Number06-1000025-9142
Co-ordinatorMax-Plank-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Rüdiger Röttgers, KOF, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 1575, (initial contact: Dr. Roland Doerffer, Institute of Coastal Research)
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Nansen Environmental and RemoteSensing Center (NO), Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (RU), Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (RU), P. P. Shirshov Institute for Oceanology (RU)

(completed January 2009)

Last Update: 16. April 2021