SERF 2016 Campaign
SERF 2016 Campaign
The 2016 campaign at the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF), Winnipeg, Canada, will start in early January 2016. Two full experiments are planned at this stage, one in January and the other in February. Each experiment will run for approximately three weeks, starting from open water and following the entire cycle of ice growth and melt.
SEA ICE GEOPHYSICS
- Measurement of sea ice physical properties using Multilevel Transmission Lines and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) (Elena Pettinelli/David Barber)
- Measurement of bidirectional reflectance distribution function of sea ice using a Gonio-Radiometric Spectrometer System (GRASS) (Maxim Lamare/Martin King)
SEA ICE AND SNOW GEOCHEMISTRY
- Carbonate system (DIC, TA, pH) and phosphate evolution during sea ice growth and decay (Yubin Hu/Fei Wang/Soren Rysgaard)
- In situ, continuous measurement of CO2 and pH in the near-surface water (Stan Beaubien/Tim Papakyriakou/Fei Wang)
- Mercury transport in sea ice (Kathleen Munson/Fei Wang)
OIL IN SEA ICE STUDIES:
To be carried out in a mesocosm pool separated from the SERF pool.
- Chemical characteristics of oil migration in, under and through sea ice (Gary Stern/Monika Pucko/David Barber)
- Characterisation of thermodynamic and dielectric properties of oil-contaminated sea ice through scatterometer and LiDAR measurements (David Barber/Puyan Majobi)
The first and only outdoor sea ice experimental facility in Canada, SERF is a unique facility located on the campus of the University of Manitoba. It is equipped with an outdoor sea ice pool (60’x30/x8’), a retractable roof, a trailer laboratory, and a suite of in situ or on-site sensors for real-time studies of geophysical and geochemical processes in sea ice under semi-controlled conditions. Visit CEOS website for more information about SERF
For collaborative opportunities at SERF, please contact Dr. Fei Wang, SERF Chief Scientist.