Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Henry Bittig

Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 118
+49 381 5197 114

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

Selected Publications

  • 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 Coriolis Argo Data Management Team (2018). BGC-Argo synthetic profile file processing and format on Coriolis GDAC. 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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