The surface energy balance of early summer land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay, Antarctica.

Paul, Stephan, Drüe, Clemens, Hoppmann, Mario, Hunkeler, Priska, Heinemann, Günther and Willmes, Sascha (2014) The surface energy balance of early summer land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay, Antarctica. [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2014. , 27.04.-02.05.2014, Vienna, Austria .

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In-situ measurements of the land-fast sea ice energy balance are scarce. We present a data set that comprises eddy-covariance measurements of sensible and latent heat as well as measurements of the sea-ice temperature gradient, long-wave and short-wave radiation measurements over land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay, Antarctica. With this setup we are able to monitor all components of the sea-ice energy budget. Additionally, we also measured the turbulent flux of CO2 over sea ice. This 37 day-long data set is evaluated for the transition period from austral winter to summer (November to December 2012) with regard to atmospheric stability and the general weather conditions. Results for the eddy-covariance measurements show an average sensible heat flux of 6.45+-10.72 W/m2 and a latent heat flux of 12.71+-9.48 W/m2 (with one standard deviation respectively) for low pressure/high wind-speed
conditions. The average net radiation is 44.37+-41.54 W/m2 and for the CO2 flux an average of -3.35+-3.37μmol/m2 was measured. During high pressure/low wind-speed conditions an average of -3.03+-10.48 W/m2 and 10.76+-10.52 W/m2 was recorded for the sensible and latent heat flux, while the average net radiation and the CO2 flux are 35.63+-56.70 W/m2
and -1.95+-1.72μmol/m2 respectively. The fast ice is therefore found as a sink of CO2 for both situations.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16.2014, EGU2014-10116.
Keywords: Atka Bay, Antarctica; Sea ice; CO2
Research affiliation: HGF-AWI
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Projects: Transdrift, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 11:15

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