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Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Ecosystem Studies in Victoria Island (149491)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Ji Young Jung
Company: Korea Polar Research Institute
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-05-10
End Date: 2024-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Climate change will affect our lives not only in the Arctic region but also around the globe. The Arctic ecosystem is particularly sensitive to climate change. Moreover, greenhouse gases release from the enormous reservoir of soil carbon in permafrost into the atmosphere could have a profound effect on the global climate. Thus, we aim to understand 1) how much greenhouse gas is exchanged between the atmosphere and permafrost and 2) how terrestrial ecosystem structure and processes change under the future climate scenarios. •Research questions oWill the Canadian High Arctic permafrost ecosystem emit more greenhouse gases from soil to the atmosphere as temperature increases? What kinds of environmental factors are controlling the emission of greenhouse gases? oHow does black carbon concentration change with time, and what is the effect of black carbon on snow melting? oHow will climate change affect the ecosystem structure and processes? How will the ecosystem components (plants, microorganisms, soil environments, etc.) be impacted by climate changes?
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 90
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7183 polygon Intensive monitoring area by CHARS
7760 polygon Eddy covariance tower and climate manipulation experiment (warming and snow addition)
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
EC: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Sonicanemometer 1 50x25x25cm Wind measurement
fast responseopen-pathInfrared gasanalyzer 1 50x5x30 cm H2O and CO2 measurement
Aethalometer 1 60x40x40cm Black carbon measurement
Pump 1 30x20x20cm Air pump for Aethalometer
Open topchamber(hexagonaltype) 20 2x2x0.5 m(W x L x H),each To increase air temperature, 1-2 °C
Square plot(control) 20 2x2x1 m (Wx L x H),each To increase precipitation or control plots for noadditional treatment
Snow fence 6 1.5m x 8 m(H x L),each To increase soil temperature in winter through increased snow depth near the snow fence
Shelter including fast response closed-path gas analyzer and pump 1 150 x 150 x65 cm CO2, CH4 and N2O concentration measurements
Collars multiple < 100 cm in diameter CO2 and CH4 concentration measurement using chamber method
Anemometer and Windvane 1 37x55x18cm Horizontal wind speed and wind direction measurement
Temperature and humidity probe 1 36x28x14cm Air temperature and relative humidity measurement
Net radiometer 1 6.6x4.7x75.5cm Incoming shortwave/longwave radiation, reflected shortwave and outgoing longwave radiation measurement
Soil heat flux plate 2 8x0.5cm Heat flux through the soil measurement
Temperature probe 3 0.76x10.4cm Soil temperature measurement
Water content reflectometer 2 3.2x0.32x30cm Soil water content measurement
LED Spectrum Sensor 1 6.2x5.5 Reflectances at near-infrared (850 nm), blue (412 nm), green (560 nm), and red (656 nm) to produce NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index)
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Hydrochloric Acid 3 1 Liters To clean the glassware for scientific purpose
Potassium chloride 2 1 Kg To extract inorganic nitrogen in soil
Sodalime 4 1 Kg To measure the amount of carbon dioxide from soil (soil respiration measurement)
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.005 Deionized water CHARS campus
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
High snow depth made by snow fences would temporarily attract lemmings for their winter nest. Any structures which are/will be erected should be removed after this project is over.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 0.5 m3 per year None Burning
Non-Combustible wastes 0.1 m3 per year None Shipping back to Korea
Hazardous waste 1L per year None Follow the chemical disposal manual of the CHARS campus
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2021-04-19
Originator: Ji Young Jung
Public Registry ID: 18611
Document Size: 557.11 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-04-22
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 18628
Document Size: 255.06 Kb