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Henry Bittig

Henry Bittig
(Sognefjord, Norway, 2008)
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 118
+49 381 5197 302

Research Interests

  • Marine C-cycle and biological C-pump
  • Biogeochemical in-situ sensors (e.g., O2, pH, NO3, Chl a, bbp) and platforms (e.g., free-drifting floats)
  • Link of Ocean observing systems:
    Research campaigns (GO-SHIP), voluntary observing ships (VOS, SOCONET), autonomous water column observations (Argo and Biogeochemical-Argo), remote sensing (Ocean Color)
  • Link of Ocean observation & modeling
  • Link of marine research infrastructure & research

Current Projects

Previous Projects

Community Activities

Selected Publications

  • Palacz, A. P., Telszewski, M., Rehder, G., and Bittig, H. C. (2019). Training the Next Generation of Marine Biogeochemists. Eos. 100, doi: 10.1029/2019EO136334 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., Maurer, T. L., Plant, J. N., Schmechtig, C., Wong, A. P. S., Claustre, H., Trull, T. W., Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., Boss, E., Dall’Olmo, G., Organelli, E., Poteau, A., Johnson, K.S., Hanstein, C., Leymarie, E., Le Reste, S., Riser, S. C., Rupan, A. R., Taillandier, V., Thierry, V., and Xing, X. (2019). A BGC-Argo Guide: Planning, Deployment, Data Handling and Usage. Front. Mar. Sci. 6: 502, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00502 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., Steinhoff, T., Claustre, H., Fiedler, B., Williams, N. L., Sauzède, R., Körtzinger, A., and Gattuso, J.-P. (2018). An alternative to static climatologies: Robust estimation of open ocean CO2 variables and nutrient concentrations from T, S and O2 data using Bayesian neural networks. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 328, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00328 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., Körtzinger, A., Neill, C., van Ooijen, E., Plant, J. N., Hahn, J., Johnson, K. S., Yang, B., and Emerson, S. R. (2018). Oxygen Optode Sensors: Principle, Characterization, Calibration, and Application in the Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 4: 429, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00429 –open access–
  • Tortell, P. D., Bittig, H. C., Körtzinger, A., Jones, E., and Hoppema, M. (2015). Biological and physical controls on N2, O2 and CO2 distributions in contrasting Southern Ocean surface waters. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 29: 994-1013, doi: 10.1002/2014GB004975 –open access–

More publications at ResearchGate / loop.

Documentation and Recommendations

  • Bittig, H. C., Wong, A., Plant, J., and the Coriolis Argo Data Management Team (2020). BGC-Argo synthetic profile file processing and format on Coriolis GDAC, v1.2. doi: 10.13155/55637 –open access–
  • Thierry, V., Bittig, H. C., Gilbert, D., Kobayashi, T., Kanako, S., and Schmid, C. (2018). Processing Argo Oxygen data at the DAC level, v2.3.1. doi: 10.13155/39795 –open access–
  • Thierry, V., Bittig, H. C., and the Argo-BGC team. (2018). Argo Quality Control Manual for Dissolved Oxygen concentration, v2.0. doi: 10.13155/46542 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., Schmechtig, C., Rannou, J.-P., and Poteau, A. (2017). Processing BGC-Argo measurement timing information at the DAC level, v1.0. doi: 10.13155/47998 –open access–
  • Biogeochemical-Argo Planning Group (2016). The scientific rationale, design and implementation plan for a Biogeochemical-Argo float array. doi: 10.13155/46601 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., et al. (2016). SCOR WG 142: Recommendations on the conversion between oxygen quantities for Bio-Argo floats and other autonomous sensor platforms. doi: 10.13155/45915 –open access–
  • Bittig, H. C., et al. (2015). SCOR WG 142: Recommendation for oxygen measurements from Argo floats, implementation of in-air-measurement routine to assure highest long-term accuracy. doi: 10.13155/45917 –open access–

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