Call for Ocean Sciences Meeting Abstracts: Variability of High Latitude Ocean/Sea-ice/Atmosphere Interactions

Date: 
4 September 2019

Call for Abstracts
Ocean Sciences Meeting
16-21 February 2020
San Diego, California

Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, 11 September 2019

For more information about the meeting, go to:
https://www.agu.org/Ocean-Sciences-Meeting


Organizers are currently accepting abstract submissions for the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020. This meeting will convene 16-21 February 2020 in San Diego, California.

Conveners of the following session invite abstract submissions:

SESSION HE012: Variability of High Latitude Ocean/Sea-ice/Atmosphere Interactions and Associated Convection in a Changing Climate
Conveners: Carmela Veneziani, Carolina O. Dufour, Kent Moore, and Kjetil Våge

Exchanges of heat, mass, and momentum across the air-sea interface impact the ocean and atmosphere and their interactions within the coupled climate system. In polar regions, these exchanges are significantly enhanced due to large air-sea temperature differences and high wind speeds, and are modulated by sea-ice. Such exchanges contribute in particular to water mass formation and deep convection that in turn impact physical and biogeochemical conditions throughout the world oceans. Because high latitude air-sea-ice interactions involve a complex interplay of processes at the interface between ocean, sea-ice, and atmosphere, many questions remain on the drivers of their temporal and spatial variability. As more observations of high latitude regions are now available and resolution of numerical models is refined, progress can be made towards a better understanding of air-sea-ice interaction processes, their variability, and impacts. In this session, conveners invite contributions that report on recent progress towards investigating high latitude air-sea-ice interface processes and their impacts on the local ocean, atmosphere, and sea-ice, as well as the larger coupled climate system, using observations, models, or both. Contributions that address coastal or open-ocean deep convection in the Southern Ocean, subpolar North Atlantic, and Arctic are particularly welcome. Conveners also invite studies that examine the impact of convection on the uptake of biogeochemical tracers.

For more information and to submit an abstract to this session, go to:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/osm20/prelim.cgi/Session/85840

For questions about this session, contact:
Kent Moore
Email: gwk.moore [at] utoronto.ca