CO2 fluxes - coastal
During the past century, man's consumption of fossil fuels has dramatically increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations, affecting the global climate. Around 50 % of the emitted CO2 has been absorbed by the oceans thus they play an important role in buffering the effects of CO2 concentrations. In order to determine how much CO2 can be absorbed by the oceans, and calculate future climate effects, knowledge of factors influencing the air-sea exchange of CO2 is crucial.
The Nordic Seas are important for ocean CO2 uptake because they have the highest uptake rates of CO2 of the world's oceans.
In this project, we will establish 2 measuring stations (one at Nuuk and one at Daneborg) to investigate the exchange of CO2 between the atmosphere and the coastal waters of Greenland. Based on increased knowledge of the sea-air exchange in fjords and coastal waters, we will be the first to calculate the CO2 uptake from the atmosphere in the coastal area of Greenland.