GC14C:
Global Eyes on the New Arctic: Exploring the Trajectory Toward a New State and Responding to Rapid Change I


Session ID#: 10315

Session Description:
Once considered a frozen and desolate region, irrelevant to all except those who live and/or work there, the Arctic has recently become a literal and figurative "hot spot" of interest to the world. Rapid disintegration of sea- and land-ice is hampering indigenous ways of life and disrupting natural systems while also creating new opportunities for commerce and other human activities. This session will illuminate our rapidly evolving understanding of the effects of system-wide Arctic change on physical, ecological, societal, and political domains well beyond traditional Arctic boundaries—and vice-versa.
Primary Conveners:  Lauren M Everett, National Academy of Sciences, Polar Research Board, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Jennifer Ann Francis, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Peter Schlosser, Columbia University, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States and Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Chairs:  Jennifer Ann Francis, Rutgers University Newark, Newark, NJ, United States and Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Peter Schlosser, Columbia University, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Index Terms:

1605 Abrupt/rapid climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
9315 Arctic region [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Andrew C. Revkin, Pace University New York, New York, NY, United States
Marcia K McNutt, American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington DC, Washington, DC, UNITED STATES, Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Washington, DC, United States, Scott C Doney, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA, United States, Paul G Falkowski, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Steven Fetter, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, College Park, MD, United States, James Rodger Fleming, Colby College, Waterville, ME, United States, Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York, NY, United States, Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, Joyce Penner, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Raymond Pierrehumbert, Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, Philip J Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Lynn M Russell, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, John T Snow, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, Jennifer Wilcox, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and The NRC Geoengineering Report Committee
Michael Steele, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Joerg M Schaefer1, Robert C Finkel2, Marc W Caffee3, Richard B Alley4, Greg Balco5, Susan R H Zimmerman6, Jason P Briner7, Nicolas E Young8 and Roseanne Schwartz8, (1)Columbia University - Lamont, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, (3)Purdue University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (4)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (5)Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, CA, United States, (6)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (7)University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States, (8)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Natalia E Shakhova, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States; Tomsk Polytechnic University, Institute of Natural Resources, Tomsk, Russia and The International Siberian Shelf Study Team
Riley M Duren, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Ivana Cvijanovic, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, Livermore, CA, United States, Douglas G MacMartin, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Washington, DC, United States