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Salinity profiles of snow on sea ice and sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during winter 2015
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01166

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Abstract:
Salinity profiles of sea ice and snow on sea ice were measured in the Arctic Ocean during the Norwegian Young Sea Ice cruise in 2015 (https://www.npolar.no/en/projects/n-ice2015/), an international sea ice drift expedition led by the Norwegian Polar Institute. Salinity is a key parameter for a range of processes related to biology, photochemistry and physics of sea ice, snow on sea ice as well as atmospheric aerosol. Sea ice cores and snow samples were collected during the sea ice drift expedition from the ice floe and transferred to the ship's laboratory. The aqueous conductivity of melted sea ice core and snow samples was measured and converted into practical salinity units.

Funding was provided by the NERC grant NE/M005852/1, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (15K16135, 24-4175) and the Centre of Ice, Climate and Ecosystems (ICE) at the Norwegian Polar Institute through the N-ICE project

Keywords:
Arctic, sea ice salinity, snow salinity

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