The biogeochemistry of major Arctic rivers, and their impact on the nearshore Arctic Ocean
I continue to be involved with the Arctic Great Rivers Observatory, an international collaborative project that explores the biogeochemistry of the six largest rivers that flow to the Arctic Ocean. This work has been ongoing for more than a decade, and has led to significant advances in our ability to quantify the flux of major biogeochemical constituents from land to ocean in the Arctic, and to trace the fate of these constituents in ocean waters. The project is led by Dr. Max Holmes at the Woods Hole Research Center, and involves scientists from the United States, Canada, and Russia.
Project website: www.arcticgreatrivers.org
Funding for this work is through the US National Science Foundation
Map credit: Greg Fiske, Woods Hole Research Center