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Benjamin Rabe is an oceanographer and works at "AWI for Polar and Marine Research" (link to my staff page) , Bremerhaven, Germany.

Email: benrabe --AT-- benrabe.de (replace --AT-- with @)

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Research Interests:

Arctic Ocean: freshwater, upper ocean circulation and physical/biological/chemical processes, and boundary transports
Autonomous profiling drifters (ice-tethered platforms, profiling floats)
Ocean inverse and assimilation models
Shallow (sub)tropical circulation in the Atlantic
Strait exchange flows and laboratory models

Current Research:

I am currently working at the "Alfred Wegener Institutde for Polar and Marine Research" with focus on upper ocean variability in the Arctic. This is associated with the Helmholtz strategic investment (research infrastructure) FRAM, carried out by the AWI.

Specific topics of my research have been: fresh water and ice related processes in the Arctic (see also "BMBF Cooperative Project RACE II", "BMBF Cooperative Project RACE" and "REKLIM Topic: Regional climate changes in the Arctic: Forcing and long-term effects at the land-ocean interface)"). Part of this work involves the use of Ice-tethered platforms (see "IAOOS", "WHOI-ITP" and "JAMSTEC" ). This work is linked to activities within the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) with prior contributions to the EU project "DAMOCLES" and the "International Polar Year (IPY)".

Previous and Ongoing Research:

Previously, I was working at the IFM-GEOMAR (now geomar) in Kiel/Germany on the circulation of the (sub-)tropical Atlantic. Part of this is the deployment and analysis of APEX and NEMO profiling floats as part of the German ARGO and the international ARGO programmes.

"Rotating Exchange Flows Through Straits with Multiple Channels" (abstract in pdf format) as part of a PhD in the Graduate School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and the James Rennell Division (now Ocean Observing and Climate Research Group) at the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC)), now National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS).

As part of a summer job in the George Deacon Division for Ocean Processes in 1998 I was involved in the study of mesoscale processes and processing/analysis of biophysical data from the Discovery Cruise 224 as part of the EU-funded OMEGA project. Part of the data collected on this cruise formed the basis for my BSc research project “The Distribution Of Water Masses And Their Correlation To Zooplankton Biovolume And Size Distribution Measured By An Optical Plankton Counter In The Eastern Alboran Sea" during my undergraduate degree.

Expeditions (for Polarstern cruise info see AWI expedition portal):

Aug/Sep/Oct, 2015 (9 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise PS94, TransArc II); central Eurasian Arctic (hydrography, ADCP, ice-tethered buoys, seafloor mooring deployment)

Jun/Jul, 2014 (4 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise PS85, FRAM) ; Fram Strait (hydrography, seafloor mooring recovery and deployment)
see also the Polarstern expedition blog by Andreas Muenchow on icyseas.org

Aug/Sep/Oct, 2012 (10 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise ARKXXVII/3, IceArc) ; central Eurasian Arctic (Deployment of ice-tethered CTD, hydrography, seafloor mooring recovery)

Aug/Sep/Oct, 2011 (9 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise ARKXXVI/3, TransArc) ; central Eurasian Arctic (Deployment of ice-tethered CTD and ADCP profilers, hydrography, seafloor mooring recovery and deployment)

Aug/Sep/Oct, 2008 (10 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise ARKXXIII/3, AMEX) ; Canadian and Eurasian Arctic (Deployment of ice-tethered CTD and ADCP profilers, hydrography)
see also the Polarstern Science Log blog (with lots of pictures; text in German)

July/Aug/Sep/Oct, 2007 (11 weeks): German Research Vessel Polarstern (cruise ARKXXII/2, SPACE) ; central Eurasian Arctic (Deployment of ice-tethered CTD and ADCP profilers, hydrography)

June/July, 2006 (4 1/2 weeks): German Research Vessel Meteor; tropical Atlantic (ARGO float deployment, hydrography, mooring recovery and deployment)

July/Aug, 2005 (4 1/2 weeks): French Research Vessel Thalassa; Labrador Sea and North Atlantic (Hydrography, mooring recovery and deployment)

May/June, 2005 (2 weeks): French Research vessel Le Suroit; tropical Atlantic (Deployment of ARGO profiling floats, RAFOS floats and servicing of PIRATA subsurface mooring at 23W,0N)

June, 2000 (2 weeks): Italian research vessel Urania; Strait of Sicily (SOC initiative focused on measurements from Autosub in the Strait of Sicily and comparison to Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) and other hydrographic measurements)

Jan/Feb 2000 (6 weeks); Northeast Atlantic RRS Discovery Cruise 245

Publications:

In preparation / submitted

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, G.F. Lane-Serff and S.B. Dalziel (in revision) "Exchange flow through a divided strait"

B. Rabe et al., "Anomalously low central Arctic salinity in a year of high sea-ice melt and converging atmospheric conditions"

Peer-reviewed journals

Driemel, A., Fahrbach, E., Rohardt, G., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Boetius, A., Budéus, G., Cisewski, B., Engbrodt, R., Gauger, S., Geibert, W., Geprägs, P., Gerdes, D., Gersonde, R., Gordon, A. L., Grobe, H., Hellmer, H. H., Isla, E., Jacobs, S. S., Janout, M., Jokat, W., Klages, M., Kuhn, G., Meincke, J., Ober, S., Østerhus, S., Peterson, R. G., Rabe, B., Rudels, B., Schauer, U., Schröder, M., Schumacher, S., Sieger, R., Sildam, J., Soltwedel, T., Stangeew, E., Stein, M., Strass, V. H., Thiede, J., Tippenhauer, S., Veth, C., von Appen, W.-J., Weirig, M.-F., Wisotzki, A., Wolf-Gladrow, D. A., and Kanzow, T.: From pole to pole: 33 years of physical oceanography onboard R/V Polarstern, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 211-220, doi:10.5194/essd-9-211-2017, 2017.

Laukert, G., Frank, M., Bauch, D. Hathorne, Ed C., Rabe, B., von Appen, W.-J., Wegner, C., Zieringer, M. and Kassens, H. (2017) “Ocean circulation and freshwater pathways in the Arctic Mediterranean based on a combined Nd isotope, REE and oxygen isotope section across Fram Strait”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 202, 285–309, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.028.

Janout, M., Hoelemann, J., Juhls, B., Krumpen, T., Rabe, B., Bauch, D. Wegner, C., Kassens, H. and Timokhov, L. (2016) "Episodic warming of near-bottom waters under the Arctic sea ice on the central Laptev Sea shelf", Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2015GL066565

Fernández-Méndez, M., Katlein, C., Rabe, B., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., Bakker, K., Flores, H., and Boetius, A. (2015) "Photosynthetic production in the Central Arctic during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012", Biogeosciences, 12, 3525-3549, doi:10.5194/bg-12-3525-2015

Heimbürger, L. E. , Sonke, . J. E. , Cossa, D. , Point, D. , Lagane, C. , Laffont, L. , Galfond, B. T. , Nicolaus, M. , Rabe, B. and Rutgers v. d. Loeff, M. ( 2015) "Shallow methylmercury production in the marginal sea ice zone of the central Arctic Ocean", Scientific Reports, 5 (10318) . doi: 10.1038/srep10318

David, C. , Lange, B. , Rabe, B. and Flores, H. (2015) "Community structure of under-ice fauna in the Eurasian central Arctic Ocean in relation to environmental properties of sea-ice habitats", Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 522 , pp. 15-32 . doi: 10.3354/meps11156

Janout, M., Aksenov, Y., Hoelemann, J., Rabe, B., Schauer, U., Polyakov, I., Bason, S., Coward, A., Karcher, M., Lenn, Y. D., Kassens, H. and Timokhov, L. (2015) "Sea freshwater transport through Vilkitsky Strait: Variability, forcing, and further pathways toward the western Arctic Ocean from a model and observations", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC010635

Rudels, B., Korhonen, M., Schauer, U., Pisarev, S., Rabe, B., and Wisotzki, A. (2015) "Circulation and transformation of Atlantic water in the Eurasian Basin and the contribution of the Fram Strait inflow branch to the Arctic Ocean heat budget" Prog. Oceanogr., 132, pp. 128¿152, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.003

Pnyushkov, A., I. V. Polyakov, V. Ivanov, Y. Aksenov, A. Coward, M. Janout, and B. Rabe (2015), Structure and variability of the boundary
current in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean, Deep Sea Res., 101, 80–97, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.03.001

Wang et al. (2015) "An assessment of the Arctic Ocean in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations. Part I: Sea ice and solid freshwater", Ocean Modelling, Volume 99, Pages 110-132, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.12.008

Wang et al. (2015) "An assessment of the Arctic Ocean in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations. Part II: Liquid freshwater", Ocean Modelling, Volume 99, Pages 86-109, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.12.009

Rutgers van der Loeff, M. M. , Cassar, N. , Nicolaus, M. , Rabe, B. and Stimac, I. (2014) "The influence of sea-ice cover on air-sea gas exchange estimated with radon-222 profiles", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1002/2013JC009321

B. Rabe, M. Karcher, F. Kauker, U. Schauer, J. M. Toole, R. A. Krishfield, S. Pisarev, T. Kikuchi, J. Su (2014) "Arctic Ocean liquid freshwater storage trend 1992-2012", Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(3),961-968, doi:10.1002/2013GL058121

Rabe, B., Dodd, P., Hansen, E., Falck, E., Schauer, U., Mackensen, A., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Kattner, G., Rohling, E. J., and Cox, K. (2013) "Export of Arctic freshwater components through the Fram Strait 1998-2011", Ocean Sci., 9, 91-109, doi:10.5194/os-9-91-2013, www.ocean-sci.net/9/91/2013/os-9-91-2013.html

Boetius, A., Albrecht, S., Bakker, K., Bienhold, C., Felden, J., Fernandez-Mendez, M., Hendricks, S., Katlein, C., Lalande, C., Krumpen, T., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., Rabe, B., Rogacheva, A., Rybakova, E., Somavilla, R., Wenzhoefer, F. and RV Polarstern ARK27-3-Shipboard Science Party (2013) "Export of Algal Biomass from the Melting Arctic Sea Ice", Science, doi:10.1126/science.1231346

Rudels, B., Schauer, U., Björk, G., Korhonen, M., Pisarev, S., Rabe, B., and Wisotzki, A. (2013) "Observations of water masses and circulation with focus on the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean from the 1990s to the late 2000s", Ocean Sci., 9, 147-169, doi:10.5194/os-9-147-2013, www.ocean-sci.net/9/147/2013/

Dodd, P. A., B. Rabe, E. Hansen, E. Falck, A. Mackensen, E. Rohling, C. Stedmon and S. Kristiansen (2012) "The freshwater composition of the Fram Strait outflow derived from a decade of tracer measurements", J. Geophys. Res., 117, C11005, doi:10.1029/2012JC008011

T. Roeske, D. Bauch, M. Rutgers v. d. Loeff and B. Rabe (2012) " Utility of dissolved Barium in distinguishing North American from Eurasian runoff in the Arctic Ocean", Marine Chemistry, 132-133, p. 1-14, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2012.01.007

A. Proshutinsky, M.-L. Timmermans, I. Ashik, A. Beszczynska-Moeller, E. Carmack, I. Frolov, M. Itoh, T. Kikuchi, R. Krishfield, F. McLaughlin, S. Nishino, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, K. Shimada, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, W. Williams, R. Woodgate, M. Yamamoto-Kawai, and S. Zimmermann (2011) : [the Arctic] Ocean [in .State of the Climate in 2010.]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92 (6), S161-S163, http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams-state-of-the-climate/2010.php

B. Rabe, M. Karcher, U. Schauer, J. Toole, R. Krishfield, S. Pisarev, F. Kauker, R. Gerdes and T. Kikuchi (2011) "An assessment of Arctic Ocean freshwater content changes from the 1990s to 2006-2008",Deep-Sea Res. I, 58, p. 173-185, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2010.12.002

B. Rabe, A. Mackensen, U. Schauer, M. Karcher, E. Hansen, A. Beszczynska-Moeller (2009) "Freshwater components and transports in the FRAM Strait: Recent observations and changes since the late 1990s", Ocean Sci., 5, 219-233, doi:10.5194/os-5-219-2009

B. Rabe, F.A. Schott and A. Koehl (2008) "Mean circulation and variability of the tropical Atlantic during 1952-2001 in the GECCO assimilation fields ", Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(1), 177-192, doi:10.1175/2007JPO3541.1

J. Fischer, V. Hormann, P. Brandt, F.A. Schott, B. Rabe, and A. Funk (2008) "South Equatorial Undercurrent in the western to central tropical Atlantic", Geophys. Res. Lett.,35, L21601, doi:10.1029/2008GL035753

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, S.B. Dalziel and G.F. Lane-Serff (2007) "Experimental studies of rotating exchange flow", Deep-Sea Res. I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2006.11.002
PDF of manuscript, PDF of figures.

K. Stansfield, D. Smeed, G.P. Gasparini, S. McPhail, N. Millard, P. Stevenson, A. Webb, A. Vetrano and B. Rabe. (2001). "Deep-sea, high-resolution, hydrography and current measurements using an autonomous underwater vehicle: The overflow from the Strait of Sicily." Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(13), 2645-2648, doi:10.1029/2000GL012770

S. Fielding, N. Crisp, J. T. Allen, M. C. Hartman, B. Rabe and H. S. J. Roe. (2001) "Mesoscale subduction at the Almeria-Oran front. Part 2: biophysical interactions", Journal of Marine Systems, 30, 287-304 doi:10.1016/S0924-7963(01)00063-X

Conference papers, abstracts and reports

Rhein, M. , Strass, V. , Huhn, O. , Rabe, B. , Kanzow, T. , Schulz, M. , Mulitza, S. , Hebbeln, D. , Lohmann, G. , Kucera, M. , Hoppema, M. , Schlitzer, R. , Koch, B. , Wolf-Gladrow, D. , Timmermann, R. , Hellmer, H. , Schauer, U. , Braun, M. , Humbert, A. , Hauck, J. and Völker, C. (2017): Polare Ozeane / G. Heinemann , M. Braun , T. Brey , D. Damaske , M. Melles , M. Rhein and S. Willmes (editors) , In: Polarforschungsagenda 2030 - Status und Perspektiven der deutschen Polarforschung, Polarforschungsagenda 2030 - Status und Perspektiven der deutschen Polarforschung, Trier, Deutsches Nationalkomitee SCAR/IASC, 156 p., ISBN: 978-3-00-057242-5 . hdl:10013/epic.51661, http://epic.awi.de/45578/1/Polarforschungsagenda2030.pdf

Boetius, A. , Kanzow, T. , Löbl, M. , von Appen, W. J. , Bergmann, M. , Bracher, A. , Dinter, T. , Hehemann, L. , Hildebrandt, N. , Hoppmann, M. , Iversen, M. , Jung, T. , Krumpen, T. , Lochthofen, N. , Macario, A. , Metfies, K. , Nicolaus, M. , Niehoff, B. , van Opzeeland, I. , Rabe, B. , Salter, I. , Schewe, I. , Scholz, D. , Schourup-Kristensen, V. , Thomisch, K. , Tippenhauer, S. , Wenzhöfer, F. , Wulff, T. and Wekerle, C. (2017): Arctic Observatory FRAM , International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action, Reston, Virginia, USA, 24 April 2017 - 27 April 2017 . hdl:10013/epic.51691

A. Proshutinsky, M.-L. Timmermans, I. Ashik, A. Beszczynska-Moeller, E. Carmack, J. Eert, I. Frolov, M. Itoh, T. Kikuchi, R. Krishfield, F. McLaughlin, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, K. Shimada, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, W. Williams, R. Woodgate, S. Zimmermann (2011) Ocean [in Arctic Report Card 2011], http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard

B. Rabe, M. Karcher, U. Schauer, J. M. Toole, R. A. Krishfield, S. Pisarev, F. Kauker, R. Gerdes, and T. Kikuchi (2011) "An assessment of Arctic Ocean freshwater content changes from the 1990s to the 2006 - 2008 period and beyond", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, 7476, EGU General Assembly 2011

B. Rabe, P. Dodd, E. Hansen, A. Mackensen, E. Falck, A. Beszczynska-Möller, G. Kattner, P. Jones, K. Cox, J. Nilsson and the Fram Strait freshwater components Team (2011) "Meteoric Water, sea ice melt and Pacific Water and freshwater transports in the western Fram Strait from 1998-2009", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, 10574, EGU General Assembly 2011

T. Kikuchi, M. Itoh, S. Nishino, Y. Kawaguchi, B. Rabe, U. Schauer and S. Pisarev (2011) "Confluence, mixing, and circulation scheme of Atlantic, Pacific, and Siberian shelf water masses around the Mendeleyev ridge into the central Arctic Ocean", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, 4311, EGU General Assembly 2011

Rabe, B., Karcher, M., Schauer, U., Krishfield, R. A., Toole, J. M., Pisarev, S., Gerdes, R., Kauker, F., Kikuchi, T. (2010) "An assessment of pan-Arctic Ocean freshwater content changes from the 1990s to the IPY period", Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract PO51A-05, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010

U. Schauer, A. Beszczynska-Möller, E. Fahrbach, B. Rudels, B. Rabe, S. Pisarev, and T. Kikuchi (2009) "Oceanic heat flow through Fram Strait and Arctic Ocean warming", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, 11196, EGU General Assembly 2009

R. Krishfield, J.C. Gascard, D. Meldrum, J. Morison, S. Pisarev, A. Proshutinsky, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, V.T. Sokolov, M.-L. Timmermanns, J. Toole, and S. Zimmermann (2009) "Automated Ice-Tethered Profilers Provide Properties Under Pack Ice", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, 5927-2, EGU General Assembly 2009

B. Rabe, D. Kalmbach, A. Nauels, U. Schauer, T. Kikuchi and S. Mechler (2008) "Buoy deployments in the Eurasian Arctic during ARK XXIII/3 (AMEX) in 2008", talk for WP8, DAMOCLES General Assembly 2008, Sopot (Poland)

B. Rabe and S. Pisarev (2008) "Freshwater content in the central Arctic", poster for WP3.3, DAMOCLES General Assembly 2008, Sopot (Poland)

B. Rabe, T. Kikuchi and U. Schauer (2008) "Ice-tethered ocean buoy deployments in 2008", poster for WP8, DAMOCLES General Assembly 2008, Sopot (Poland)

B. Rabe, A. Mackensen, U. Schauer, M. Karcher, E. Hansen and A. Beszczynska-Moeller (2008) "Freshwater components and transports in the FRAM Strait: Recent observations and changes since the late 1990s", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, 03271, EGU General Assembly 2008

B. Rabe, U. Schauer, S. Pisarev, J. Toole (2008) "Year-round autonomous observations of ocean velocity, temperature \& salinity in the central Arctic", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, 03302/03314, EGU General Assembly 2008

B. Rabe and F.A. Schott (2006) "Mean circulation and variability of the tropical Atlantic during 1992-2002 in the ECCO assimilation fields", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 04855, EGU General Assembly 2006

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, S.B. Dalziel and G.F. Lane-Serff (2006) "Experimental studies of rotating exchange flow through simple and divided straits", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 06615, EGU General Assembly 2006

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, S.B. Dalziel and G.F. Lane-Serff (2006) "Experimental studies of rotating exchange flow through simple and divided straits", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 06795, EGU General Assembly 2006

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, G.F. Lane-Serff and S.B. Dalziel (2003) "Rotating exchange flows through straits with multiple channels" ( http://www.vituki.hu/publikacio/ic/table_of_content.htm), International Conference: Towards a Balanced Methodology in European Hydraulic Research in Budapest, 22-23 May, 2003

B. Rabe, D.A. Smeed, G.F. Lane-Serff and S.B. Dalziel (2003) "Rotating exchange flows: results from a large experimental platform", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 5, 00376, EGS-AGU-EGU General Assembly 2003

B. Rabe and D.A. Smeed (2002) "Rotating exchange flows through straits with multiple channels: Preliminary results of laboratory studies", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 4, 02470, EGS General Assembly 2002

B. Rabe and D.A. Smeed (2002) "Rotating exchange flows through straits with multiple channels: Preliminary results of laboratory studies" ( http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/JRD/PROC/STRAIT/posters/rabe.pdf), The 2nd Meeting on the Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, Villefranche, 15th-19th April 2002

Rabe, B, Mustard, A.T., Alderson, S.G. and Allen, J.T. (1998). "Towed, undulating Optical Plankton Counter (OPC), attenuance and fluorimeter observations during RRS Discovery Cruise 224, 15 Nov 1996 to 17 Jan 1997", Southampton Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 42.

 

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