This project will link the UV-visible characteristics (optical properties) of DOM to its chemical structure. The results will lead to the capacity for widespread proxy measurements of DOM chemical properties estimated from its optical properties, and the ability to trace the production of both new “reactive” DOM and the humification processes that lead to the production of the bio-refractory DOM pool.
An international team of scientists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and USA will collaborate to forge links (calibrate) between the optical properties of DOM to its chemical characteristics which will pave the way for new insights into the fate of terrestrial DOM in marine environments and the role of DOM in the global carbon cycle.
National Institut of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua (coordinator)
Lund University, Sweden
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
North Carolina State University, USA
The project is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.
Research area: Oceanography
|Effective start/end date||01/06/2013 → 31/05/2016|