C036:
Seasonal Sea Ice: Processes, properties, and sensitivity to atmospheric and oceanic conditions





Session ID#: 24306

Session Description:
Arctic sea ice has declined in both thickness and extent over recent decades and is shifting toward a seasonal ice regime. In the process, the physical properties and morphology of the ice pack are changing in ways that we do not fully understand and which may not be well represented in climate models. At the same time, Antarctic sea ice has undergone modest changes in thickness and extent while exhibiting high interannual variability. Advancing knowledge of sea ice processes and properties, particularly of seasonal ice, is critical for improving the realism and predictive skill of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice models as well as feedbacks to sea ice change in Earth system models. This session examines processes, interactions and feedbacks in seasonally frozen oceans. We welcome any study addressing processes or physical properties of seasonal sea ice that control interactions with the atmosphere or ocean.


Primary Convener:  Andrew R Mahoney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Conveners:  Andrew R Mahoney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Christopher Mark Polashenski, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States and Melinda Webster, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Adam Bateson, University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, Daniel Lee Feltham, University of Reading, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Department of Meteorology, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, David Schroeder, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, Jeff K Ridley, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom and Yevgeny Aksenov, National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, L3, United Kingdom
Naomi Smith1, Daniela Flocco1 and Daniel Lee Feltham2, (1)University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, (2)University of Reading, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Department of Meteorology, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom
Phil Byongjun Hwang, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, United Kingdom, Jeremy Wilkinson, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Ted Maksym, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Hans Christian Graber, Univ Miami RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, Axel J B Schweiger, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Christopher Horvat, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, Donald K Perovich, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States, Alexandra E Arntsen, Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States, Timothy P Stanton, Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States, Jinchang Ren, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom and Peter Wadhams, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jinlun Zhang1, Harry L Stern III2, Axel J B Schweiger3, Michael Steele3 and Phil Byongjun Hwang4, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, United Kingdom
Stephen F Ackley, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States and PIPERS Scientific Team
Victoria Ford, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Oliver W Frauenfeld, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States and Christopher John Nowotarski, Texas A&M University, Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX, United States
Takenobu Toyota, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and Noriaki Kimura, The University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Kashiwa, Japan
Tomonori Tanikawa, Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan
Marcel Nicolaus1, Stephen R Hudson2, Mats A Granskoog2, Alexey Pavlov2, Torbjørn Taskjelle3, Hanna Kauko4, Christian Katlein1, Sebastian Geland2 and Donald K Perovich5, (1)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (2)Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway, (3)University of Bergen, Department of Physics and Technology, Bergen, Norway, (4)Norwegian Polar Institute, Biological Oceanography, Tromsø, Norway, (5)CRREL, Hanover, NH, United States
Predrag Popovic1, BB Cael2, Dorian S Abbot1 and Mary Silber3, (1)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)University of Chicago, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Department of Statistics, Chicago, IL, United States
Jong Kuk Hong1, Seung-Goo Kang1, Robert P Dziak2, Yongcheol Park3, Tai-Kwan Andy Lau4, Joseph Haxel5 and Haru Matsumoto5, (1)Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Newport, OR, United States, (3)Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)NOAA Newport, Newport, OR, United States
Anders Damsgaard, Alistair Adcroft, Olga V Sergienko and Alon A Stern, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Sylvia T Cole1, Toole John1, Ratnaksha Lele1, Mary-Louise Timmermans2, Shawn Gallaher3,4, Timothy P Stanton5, William J Shaw3, Phil Byongjun Hwang6, Ted Maksym7, Jeremy Wilkinson8, Macarena Ortiz9, Hans Christian Graber10, Luc Rainville11, Alek Petty12, Sinéad Louise Farrell13, Jacqueline Richter-Menge14 and Christian Haas15, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (3)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (4)United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, United States, (5)Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, United Kingdom, (7)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (8)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (9)Univ of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (10)Univ Miami RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (11)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (12)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States, (13)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (14)CRREL, Hanover, NH, United States, (15)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Ted Maksym, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Stephen F Ackley, UTSA, San Antonio, TX, United States, Sharon Elisabeth Stammerjohn, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Jean-Louis Tison, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, Kathrin Hoeppner, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and PIPERS Team

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