C038:
Studying the mountain cryosphere in the Anthropocene: challenges for innovation





Session ID#: 25679

Session Description:
The mountain cryosphere is constituted by transient hydrologic reservoirs (snowpack, permafrost, glaciers, etc.) that both document and respond to climate fluctuations. As changes in the mountain cryosphere accelerate and, for the first time in Earth history, are propelled by human activity, impacts emerge. These changes have transformed the field into one that covers a wide range of topics, including geochemistry, ecology, hazards, hydrology, and water resources. In particular, acknowledgment of glaciers as fundamental socio-ecological components of coupled human and natural systems brings new methodological challenges, where inter/transdisciplinary endeavors are necessary. There are also new opportunities for innovations to better observe and model the changes underway using drones, embedded sensors, and hydrogeochemistry, among others. In this session, we invite contributions that innovatively study changes in the mountain cryosphere, including their socio-ecological dimensions. We welcome contributions from both field-based as well as modeling studies introducing new perspectives in this evolving field.
Primary Convener:  Alfonso Fernandez, Universidad de Concepción, Geography, Concepción, Chile; Universidad de Concepcion, Geography, Concepcion, Chile
Conveners:  Bryan G Mark, Ohio State University Main Campus, Geography, Columbus, OH, United States and Oliver Wigmore, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Inst. of Arctic and Alpine Res., Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0738 Ice [CRYOSPHERE]
0799 General or miscellaneous [CRYOSPHERE]
1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jonathan Lala1, Daene C. McKinney1 and David Rounce2, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Mauri S Pelto, Nichols College, Dudley, MA, United States
Bryan G Mark, Ohio State University, Geography and Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, Alfonso Fernandez, Universidad de Concepción, Geography, Concepción, Chile, Paolo Gabrielli, Ohio State University Main Campus, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, Alvaro Montenegro, Ohio State University, Department of Geography, Columbus, OH, United States, Julio Postigo, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Robert Ake Hellstrom, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, United States
Jane K Hart, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom and Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom
Robert W McNabb, Christopher Nuth, Andreas Kääb and Luc Girod, University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences, Oslo, Norway
Kara Lamantia, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States
Emilio Ian Mateo, University of Denver, Denver, CO, United States
Ben Marzeion, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Fabien Maussion, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria and The OGGM Consortium
Dongliang Luo, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Lanzhou, China, Sergey S Marchenko, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Huijun Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Frozen, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute Soil Engineering, Beijing, China and Vladimir E Romanovsky, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Jeff La Frenierre, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, United States, Casey Robert Decker, Gustavus Adolphus College, Geography, Saint Peter, MN, United States, Ekkehard Jordan, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, Oliver Wigmore, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Inst. of Arctic and Alpine Res., Boulder, CO, United States, Brendan E Hodge, UNAVCO Inc, Boulder, CO, United States, Charles Niederriter, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, United States and Abigail Michels, Gustavus Adolphus College, Geology, Saint Peter, MN, United States
Jackson Hubbard1, Bogdan P. Onac2, Sarah Kruse3 and Ferenc L Forray2, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)Babeș-Bolyai University, Geology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, (3)Univ South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL, United States

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