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Brent Else

Brent Else is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography in UCalgary's Faculty of Arts.  He is an Arctic scientist with a broad array of research interests, including air-sea gas exchange, marine carbon cycles, ocean acidification, and sea ice energy balance. He also manages a network of community-based weather stations that are designed to help Northern people travel safely through the Arctic marine environment.

Selected publications

  • Parmentier, F.-J.W., Christensen, T.R., Rysgaard, S., Bendtsen, J., Glud, R., Else, B., van Huissteden, K., Sachs, T., Vonk, J.E., Sejr, M.K., (2017). A Synthesis of the Arctic Terrestrial and Marine Carbon Cycles Under Pressure from a Dwindling Cryosphere. Ambio, 46 (Suppl. 1):S53-69, doi: 10.1007/s13280-016-0872-8.
  • Galley, R. J., Babb, D., Ogi, M., Else, B.G.T., Geilfus, N.-X., Crabeck, O., Barber, D.G., Rysgaard, S. (2016). Replacement of multiyear sea ice and changes in open water season duration in the Beaufort Sea since 2004. J. Geophys. Res., 121, 1806-1823, doi:10.1002/2015JC011583
  • Else, B.G.T., Rysgaard, S., Attard, K., Campbell, K., Crabeck, O., Galley, R., Geilfus, N.-X., Lemes, M., Lueck, R., Papakyriakou, T., and Wang, F. (2015). Under-ice eddy covariance flux measurements of heat, salt, momentum, and dissolved oxygen in an artificial sea ice pool. Cold Reg. Sci. Tech., 119:158-169
  • Evans, W., Mathis, J.T., Cross, J.N., Bates, N.R., Frey, K.E., Else, B.G.T., et al. (2015). Sea-air CO2 exchange in the western Arctic coastal ocean. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2015GB005153
  • Else, B.G.T., et al. (2014). Surface energy budget of landfast sea ice during the transitions from winter to snowmelt and melt pond onset: The importance of net long wave radiation and cyclone forcings. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009672
  • Else, B.G.T., et al. (2013). Further observations of a decreasing atmospheric CO2 uptake capacity in the Canada Basin (Arctic Ocean) due to sea ice loss. Geophys. Res. Let., 40, 1132–1137, doi:10.1002/grl.50268 
  • Else, B.G.T., et al. (2013). Annual cycle of air-sea CO2 exchange in an Arctic region. Glob. Biogeochemical Cycles, 27(2): 388-398, doi:10.1002/gbc20016


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