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by Thomas Ohde — last modified Jan 10, 2017 11:41 AM

Scientific Objectives

The focus of the TOXIC RISK project is on the hydrogen sulphide outbreaks and their sulfur plumes in the Namibian upwelling system. The primary focus is on their spatiotemporal variability using remote sensing methods and physical-biogeochemical modeling.

The overall scientific aims of the proposed project are to:

  • strengthen understanding of spatial and temporal variability of sulfur plumes
  • improve understanding of relationships between sulfur events and their drivers
  • assess the potentially endangered coastal areas and risk assessment


This involves following aspects:

  • Analysis of their seasonal and interannual variability including their intensity
  • Identification of affected coastal areas
  • Investigation of their variability in relation to dynamical processes such as wind and upwelling conditions, circulation of water masses, productivity as well as climate and atmospheric indices
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment




    European Union’s Horizon 2020
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

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