2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Marginal Ice Zone Processes Session

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 21 February 2016 to 26 February 2016

Where: Online: http://osm.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/

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Please consider submitting an abstract for the Marginal Ice Zone Processes Session at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 21-26. More information and the Session description follows.

Session ID: 9503
Session Title: Marginal Ice Zone Processes
Session Topic: High Latitude Environments
Conveners: Craig M. Lee, James M. Thomson, Jeremy Wilkinson and Martin O. Jeffries

Rapid decline in Arctic summertime sea This session focuses on the processes that control evolution of the marginal ice zone and the potential changes that may accompany increased seasonality of sea ice. The complex interplay between ice, ocean and atmospheric processes, and the potentially strong feedbacks among them, modulate sea ice melt and the transfer of momentum and buoyancy into the upper ocean. For example the influence of wind, waves and passing storms drives highly variable floe size distributions, which impact melt or formation rates of sea ice, momentum and heat transfer, light fields and phytoplankton productivity. In particular, the relative importance of wave attenuation and scattering in an increasing wave climate remains unknown. Similarly, increased areas of open water may lead to stronger coupling between atmosphere and ocean, internal wave generation and elevated upper-ocean mixing. This session invites presentations that describe observational, experimental, theoretical and numerical investigations of MIZ processes in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Abstract Deadline: 23 September 2015
Abstracts can be submitted online at http://osm.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/

Questions about the session or abstracts can be sent to:
Craig Lee
Washington State University
email: craig [at] apl.washington.edu
phone: (206) 685-7656

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