Observation and Modeling of Processes and Feedbacks Contributing to Arctic Amplification and Its Global Linkages

Session ID#: 25318

Session Description:
Earth system models (ESMs) have made progress in representing Arctic climate change and its trends, however gaps remain in understanding and model representation of critical processes and feedbacks within the Arctic system. Reasons for that include a limited knowledge and challenges in representation of such processes and interactions in ESMs due to a combination of coarse resolution and inadequate parameterizations.

The IARPC Arctic Science Plan identifies some necessary steps, including closer coordination and integration of observations and modeling, for improvements to increase fidelity of Arctic system models, their capability to project future changes, and their use for decision making.

We solicit papers that advance understanding of the Arctic system through focused studies of physical processes and feedbacks contributing to Arctic amplification, their parameterization and evaluation within ESMs, along with  Arctic - mid-latitude linkages, with an ultimate goal of reduced uncertainty and improved prediction of Arctic system variability and change.

Primary Convener:  Wieslaw Maslowski, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
Conveners:  Scott Harper, Office Naval Research, Arlington, VA, United States, Renu Joseph, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States and Timothy P Stanton, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Cryosphere, and Ocean Sciences

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • C - Cryosphere
  • H - Hydrology
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0750 Sea ice [CRYOSPHERE]
1843 Land/atmosphere interactions [HYDROLOGY]
3355 Regional modeling [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4207 Arctic and Antarctic oceanography [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Donald K Perovich, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
James E Overland, NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, Jennifer Ann Francis, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States and Muyin Wang, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Alexey V Fedorov1, Florian Sevellec2 and Wei Liu1, (1)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom
Rosa María Vargas Martes1,2, Young-Oh Kwon3 and Heather H Furey3, (1)University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Physics, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (2)Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS), Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Eleanor Blyth, NERC Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, SN2, United Kingdom, Alberto Martinez-de la Torre, CEH, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom, Richard Ellis, NERC center for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom and Emma Robinson, NERC Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom
Robert William Helber, Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Alan J Wallcraft, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Jay F Shriver, Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Thomas W N Haine, Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Baltimore, MD, United States and Torge Martin, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Hak Soo Lim, KIOST Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South)
Ben Kravitz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States and Philip J Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA, United States
Aleksi Nummelin, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Baltimore, MD, United States, Camille Li, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway and Paul Hezel, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Center for Climate Reseach, Bergen, Norway
Erko Jakobson, Tartu Observatory, Tartu, Estonia
Agnieszka Beszczynska-Moeller1, Ozgur Gurses2, Dmitry Sidorenko2, Helge Goessling2, Evgeny M. Volodin3, Andrey Gritsun3, Nikolay G. Iakovlev3 and Jan Andrzejewski1, (1)Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland, (2)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, (3)Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Moscow, Russia
Chaincy Kuo1, Daniel Feldman1, Xianglei Huang2, Mark Flanner3, Ping Yang4 and Xiuhong Chen2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Samy Kamal1, Wieslaw Maslowski1, Andrew Roberts1, Robert Osinski1, John J Cassano2 and Mark W Seefeldt3, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States