C013:
Glacier mass balance: integrated observations and models, and downstream impacts





Session ID#: 24194

Session Description:
Runoff from mountain glaciers plays an important role in the global sea level budget, and is also linked to regional socio-economic issues including water supply and ecosystem function. Glacier mass loss estimates have high uncertainty due to the challenge of accurately determining hydro-climatic variability at the necessary spatial and temporal scales.  Full utilization of existing field and remote sensing data can be achieved through data integration, as well as assimilation of observations into hydrological models.

This session will highlight research efforts that synthesize multiple data types or integrate data and models to improve our understanding of glacier mass balance processes and trends. We welcome submissions over a variety of space and time scales, including analysis of historic changes and projected changes. We also welcome submission discussing how integrated research better informs multi-disciplinary efforts such as surface water modeling, or biophysical coupling between glaciers and ecosystems.

Primary Convener:  Shad O'Neel, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States
Convener:  Anthony A Arendt, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

John W Pomeroy1, Dhiraj Pradhananga1, Tom Brown1, Emily Anderson1 and Michael N. Demuth2, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sathiyaseelan Rengaraju, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India and Krishna M Achutarao, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, 110, India
Kyle C McDonald, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States
Andrew Malone, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Aurora C Roth, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Regine Hock, Univ of AK-Geophysical Inst, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Thomas Schuler, Univ Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Peter Bieniek, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States and Andy Aschwanden, Artic Region Supercomputing Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Summer Rupper, University of Utah, Department of Geography, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Joshua Michael Maurer, Columbia University of New York, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palisades, NY, United States, Joerg M Schaefer, Columbia University - Lamont, Palisades, NY, United States and Gerard Roe, University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
Joanna C Young1, Anthony A Arendt2 and Erin C Pettit1, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Justin M Pflug, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Jon L Riedel, National Park Service, Marblemount, WA, United States, BIll Baccus, National Park Service, Port Angeles, WA, United States, David E Shean, University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Lab, Seattle, WA, United States and Lundquist Jessica, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
Shiqiang Zhang, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Northwest University, Xi’an, China and Haojie Li, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Northwest University, Xi'an, China
David Bonan1, John Erich Christian2 and Knut A Christianson2, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Reshama Kumari, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, Saurabh Vijay, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, Argha Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, Earth and Climate Science, Pune, India, Gulab Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Center of Studies in Resources Engineering, Mumbai, India and Co-Author : Saurabh Vijay, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Shad O'Neel1, Louis Sass1, Dan McGrath2, Chris McNeil1, Krista Falcon Myers1,3, Anna Bergstrom1,4, Joshua C Koch1, Johnse S Ostman5, Anthony A Arendt6, Adam LeWinter7, Christopher F Larsen8 and Hans-Peter Marshall9, (1)USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Geology, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)US Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK, United States, (6)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States, (8)Geophysical Institute, Juneau, AK, United States, (9)Boise State Univ, Boise, ID, United States
Christophe Kinnard1, Carlos Mendoza2, Jakob Abermann3, Michal Petlicki4,5, Shelley MacDonell6 and Roberto Urrutia2, (1)University of Quebec, Environmental Sciences, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, (2)Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile, (3)Asiaq, Greenland Survey, Nuuk, Greenland, (4)Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (5)CECS-Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Valdivia, Chile, (6)CEAZA, Glaciología, La Serena, Chile
Olivier Larouche1, Christophe Kinnard1 and Michael N. Demuth2, (1)University of Quebec, Environmental Sciences, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, (2)Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Trude Eidhammer1, David Gochis1, Michael J Barlage2 and Roy Rasmussen2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States
Mitchell James Power1, Summer Rupper2, Brian Codding3, Joerg Schaefer4 and Michael Hess2, (1)University of Utah, Geography, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of Utah, Geography, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (3)University of Utah, Anthropology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (4)Columbia University, Lahmont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York, NY, United States
William Dougherty1, Benjamin R Edwards1, William Hardy Kochtitzky2, Bjorn Oddsson3 and Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson3, (1)Dickinson College, Earth Sciences, Carlisle, PA, United States, (2)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (3)University of Iceland, Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, Reykjavik, Iceland
Batuhan Osmanoglu1, Regine Hock2, Richard B Lammers3, Stephen Nicholls1, Paul Montesano4, Christopher S R Neigh1, Steve E Frolking5, Danielle S Grogan6, David Rounce7 and Alexander A Proussevitch3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Univ of AK-Geophysical Inst, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, United States, (4)Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Code 618, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (6)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (7)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
John Erich Christian, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Michelle Koutnik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Gerard Roe, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Seth W Campbell1, Anna K Liljedahl2, Thomas A Douglas3, Steven Bernsen4, Tiffany Gatesman2 and Christopher C Gerbi4, (1)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Alaska, Fort Wainwright, AK, United States, (4)University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, Orono, ME, United States

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