ICY-LAB team scientists have returned to Greenland, this time to explore the fjords around Nuuk.
Glaciers are important for nutrient supply, releasing a lot of key elements (phosphorous, iron and silicon). However, we don’t fully understand how these elements are cycled in fjords, and so we don’t really know how much glaciers feed the oceans.
Icylab scientists spent a week on the Kisaq, sampling waters from two different and contrasting glacial fjords. Their results will tell us a lot about glacial weathering, and the supply if nutrients to the sea.
As well as some fantastic science, the team enjoyed some fine weather, and a visit from a humpback whale!
Many thanks to Anders, Miki and Ellen for a fun and successful expedition!