Call for Session Abstracts: Sixth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences

2 August 2022

Call for Session Abstracts
Sixth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-VI)

9-12 January 2023
Xiamen, China

Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2022

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Organizers invite session abstracts for the Sixth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-VI). This symposium will take place 9-12 January 2023 in Xiamen, China.

Organizers of the following session invite abstracts:

PHY-01 - The Arctic Ocean: Physics, Climate & Ecosystem
Conveners: Peigen Lin, Robert S. Pickart, and G.W.K. Moore

The Arctic Ocean is undergoing dramatic and amplified changes as the global climate continues to warm. Air temperatures have been increasing, which in turn has led to enhanced ocean warming in summer and enhanced cooling in fall. At the same time, more heat is being fluxed from the subarctic into the Arctic, via the Pacific water inflow through Bering Strait and Atlantic water inflow through Fram Strait and the Barents Sea Opening. As a result, sea ice cover and thickness have been declining at an accelerated rate with earlier freeze-up and later melt-back. It is thought that the increased freshwater content in the Arctic could lead to enhanced freshwater export into the Nordic Seas and Labrador Sea, impacting the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. In conjunction with these changes in the physical drivers, the ecosystem is being dramatically altered. Primary production is increasing, including under-ice blooms, sub-polar species are invading Arctic waters, ocean acidification is becoming more prevalent, and massive harmful algal blooms have been commonly found.

This session aims to understand: (1) Variations and dynamics of physical processes in the Arctic Ocean and their interaction with the subarctic regions in both the Pacific and Atlantic sectors; (2) Climate responses to the declining sea ice, including atmospheric feedbacks; (3) The roles of the physical processes in regulating the Arctic ecosystem and biogeochemistry.

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For questions about this session, contact:
Peigen Lin
Email: plin [at]