The MALINA oceanographic expedition: how do changes in ice cover, permafrost and UV radiation impact biodiversity and biogeochemical fluxes in the Arctic Ocean? Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract. The MALINA oceanographic campaign was conducted during summer 2009 to investigate the carbon stocks and the processes controlling the carbon fluxes in the Mackenzie River estuary and the Beaufort Sea. During the campaign, an extensive suite of physical, chemical and biological variables were measured across seven shelfbasin transects (southnorth) to capture the meridional gradient between the estuary and the open ocean. Key variables such as temperature, absolute salinity, radiance, irradiance, nutrient concentrations, chlorophyll a concentration, bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton abundance and taxonomy, and carbon stocks and fluxes were routinely measured onboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and from a barge in shallow coastal areas or for sampling within broken ice fields. Here, we present the results of a joint effort to compile and standardize the collected data sets that will facilitate their reuse in further studies of the changing Arctic Ocean. The data set is available at (Massicotte etal.,2020).

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  • 4.45

author list (cited authors)

  • Massicotte, P., Amon, R., Antoine, D., Archambault, P., Balzano, S., Belanger, S., ... Babin, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Massicotte, Philippe||Amon, Rainer MW||Antoine, David||Archambault, Philippe||Balzano, Sergio||Belanger, Simon||Benner, Ronald||Boeuf, Dominique||Bricaud, Annick||Bruyant, Flavienne||Chaillou, Gwenaelle||Chami, Malik||Charriere, Bruno||Chen, Jing||Claustre, Herve||Coupel, Pierre||Delsaut, Nicole||Doxaran, David||Ehn, Jens||Fichot, Cedric||Forget, Marie-Helene||Fu, Pingqing||Gagnon, Jonathan||Garcia, Nicole||Gasser, Beat||Ghiglione, Jean-Francois||Gorsky, Gaby||Gosselin, Michel||Gourvil, Priscillia||Gratton, Yves||Guillot, Pascal||Heipieper, Hermann J||Heussner, Serge||Hooker, Stanford B||Huot, Yannick||Jeanthon, Christian||Jeffrey, Wade||Joux, Fabien||Kawamura, Kimitaka||Lansard, Bruno||Leymarie, Edouard||Link, Heike||Lovejoy, Connie||Marec, Claudie||Marie, Dominique||Martin, Johannie||Martin, Jacobo||Masse, Guillaume||Matsuoka, Atsushi||McKague, Vanessa||Mignot, Alexandre||Miller, William L||Miquel, Juan-Carlos||Mucci, Alfonso||Ono, Kaori||Ortega-Retuerta, Eva||Panagiotopoulos, Christos||Papakyriakou, Tim||Picheral, Marc||Prieur, Louis||Raimbault, Patrick||Ras, Josephine||Reynolds, Rick A||Rochon, Andre||Rontani, Jean-Francois||Schmechtig, Catherine||Schmidt, Sabine||Sempere, Richard||Shen, Yuan||Song, Guisheng||Stramski, Dariusz||Tachibana, Eri||Thirouard, Alexandre||Tolosa, Imma||Tremblay, Jean-Eric||Vaitilingom, Mickael||Vaulot, Daniel||Vaultier, Frederic||Volkman, John K||Xie, Huixiang||Zheng, Guangming||Babin, Marcel

publication date

  • January 2021