Flux measurements at the bottom of the ocean

Flux measurements at the bottom of the ocean

Flux measurements at the bottom of the ocean

berg-research-picOxygen flux is one of the most frequently measured variables in marine and freshwater ecology because it is the best measurable proxy for carbon cycling rates of benthic ecosystems. Post Doc Marie Lise Delgard, graduate students Amelie Berger and Martin Volaric, and Research Professor Peter Berg are using the non-invasive aquatic eddy covariance technique to measure oxygen fluxes of benthic systems. The fluxes are used to evaluate ecosystem health and to produce seasonal and annual carbon budgets. Field sites range from the deep ocean off the coast of Japan to arctic sediments in Greenland.

More information: http://faculty.virginia.edu/berg/.