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Chersky 2013: Introducing the Team

 
(Photo: Fanny Kittler) Min Jung Kwon Martin Hertel Olaf Kolle and Mathias Goeckede left to right in front of the radar station. (Photo: Fanny Kittler) Min Jung Kwon Martin Hertel Olaf Kolle and Mathias Goeckede left to right in front of the radar station.
Monday, 1st of July 2013
 
Before we will report about our activities, we would like to use the opportunity to introduce the team, which is working at our site during this summer. All of us are from the Max-Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany.

Martin Heimann is the head of one of the departments of our institute. The department of biogeochemical systems focuses on methods for measuring greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen dioxide) in situ and by remote sensing with satellites.
 
Furthermore numeric models are developed and applied to quantify the large-scale sources and sinks of the greenhouse gases.

In this department Mathias Göckede leads the group "Integrating surface-atmosphere Exchange Processes Across Scales - Modeling and Monitoring".
 
The research aim of this group is to determine surface-atmosphere exchange processes across scales to investigate influence factors and mechanisms driving greenhouse gas flux patterns.
 
(Photo: by Martin Hertel) Martin Heimann at our measurement site near Chersky.(Photo: by Martin Hertel) Martin Heimann at our measurement site near Chersky.Within this framework, the group started its work during 2012 to establish a research station near Cherskiy in north eastern part of Siberia in Russia, an environment where the fluxes are highly variable in both space and time.

Min Jung Kwon joined this research group in September of 2012. She will focus on carbon gas measurements with chambers, finding which soil environmental factors influence carbon gas flux.
 
For this experiment, she will include some chemical and biological investigation of soil.

Fanny Kittler joined the group as a second PhD student in November of 2012 with a background on micro-meteorology.
 
During her PhD-project she will focus on larger temporal and spatial scale with the eddy-covariance technique and measure fluxes of energy and carbon.
 
Afterward up-scaling procedures for these fluxes will be developed to improve training and evaluation of global climate models.

(Photo: Martin Hertel) Fanny Kittler during the boat trip from the site back to the station(Photo: Martin Hertel) Fanny Kittler during the boat trip from the site back to the stationOlaf Kolle and Martin Hertel are part of the field and instrumentation group of our institute.
 
They already have been to Cherskiy a couple of times during 2002-2005, when another team of our institute conducted measurements.
 
We are very happy that they joined our team and travel with us because they already know much about our site and can share their experience with us.
 
Even when we were travelling to Cherskiy, they remember almost everything what to do at the airport and advised us beforehand what we have to expect during the trip.
 
 
 
Written by Fanny and Min
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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