Work Group Prof. Dr. F. Temps

Through the Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas (Chile): A premiere for the Institute of Physical Chemistry on RV "Polarstern"

30 November 2009:

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Ph.D. student Peer Fietzek operating the ring-
down  spectrometer  aboard  RV "Polarstern".
(c) The Futzre Ocean

A Cavity Ringdown (CRD) Spectrometer developed by Prof. Gernot Friedrichs and his group in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of CAU made its first trip aboard RV "Polarstern" from Bremerhaven through the Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas in Chile.  The new spectrometer has been tested in collaboration with CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH and Prof. Arne Körtzinger of IFM-GEOMAR. It enables marine scientists to make highly precise, on-site CO2 isotope measurements to obtain answers, as to which physical, chemical, and biological processes determine the fate of dissolved CO2 in the Earth's oceans. The development has been funded by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean".

Click here to visit Prof. Friedrichs' web site.