C041:
Understanding Ice Sheet Surface Melt





Session ID#: 26064

Session Description:
Runoff from Greenland surface melt contributes a large fraction of the ice sheet’s ongoing mass loss, and surface melt-induced processes such as hydrofracture and ice cliff failure have the potential to lead to additional large future ice losses from the Antarctic ice sheet.  Our understanding of the factors driving surface melt at both poles, as well as how surface melt impacts ice dynamics, is limited by a short observation period, high spatial and temporal variability, and a complex set of dynamics between the atmosphere, ocean, and ice sheet. Unraveling these complex relationships is necessary for advancing our ability to understand ice sheet mass balance and predict its future impact on sea level rise. Abstracts are requested for a session on improving our understanding of ice sheet surface melt variability and dynamics, including how surface melt and surface melt-induced processes are observed, quantified, and modeled in the past, present and future.
Primary Convener:  Lauren M Everett, National Academy of Sciences, Polar Research Board, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  John J Cassano, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Sarah B Das, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Sridhar Anandakrishnan, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alison F Banwell1, Douglas R MacAyeal2, Ian Willis1, Grant John Macdonald3 and Becky Goodsell4, (1)Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)International Glaciological Society, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (3)Houston, TX, United States, (4)Antarctica NZ, Christchurch, New Zealand
Andrew Graham Williamson, Ian Willis, Neil S Arnold and Alison F Banwell, University of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dirk van As1, Bent Hasholt2, Andreas Bech Mikkelsen2, Morten Holtegaard Nielsen3, Jason Box4, Lillemor Claesson Liljedahl5, Katrin Lindback6 and Lincoln H Pitcher7, (1)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, København K, Denmark, (2)University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, Denmark, (3)Tarragona, Spain, (4)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark, (5)SKB Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management, Stockholm, Sweden, (6)Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway, (7)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Achim Heilig, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany, Olaf Eisen, Alfred Wegener Institute, Division of Geosciences, Bremerhaven, Germany, Michael J MacFerrin, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and Marco Tedesco, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
David H Bromwich, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, Julien P. Nicolas, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States and AWARE Science Team
Kang Yang1, Laurence C Smith2, Lincoln H Pitcher3, Matthew G Cooper4, Sarah Whiting Cooley4, Yanming Chen1 and Manchun Li1, (1)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, (2)UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Marco Tedesco1,2, Patrick Alexander2, David F. Porter3, Xavier Fettweis4, Scott B Luthcke5, Thomas L Mote6, Asa Rennelmalm7 and Edward Hanna8, (1)Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)University of Liège, Geography, Liège, Belgium, (5)Goddard Space Flight Center, Severna Park, MD, United States, (6)Univ Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (7)Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States, (8)University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Tao He1,2, Shunlin Liang2 and Yi Zhang2, (1)Wuhan University, School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan, China, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States
Joshua A Crozier1, Leif Karlstrom1 and Kang Yang2, (1)University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States, (2)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Colin R Meyer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Ian Hewitt, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Matthew G Cooper, University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Laurence C Smith, UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Asa K Rennermalm, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Geography, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Clément Miège, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Jonathan Ryan, Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, Lincoln H Pitcher, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Kang Yang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Sarah Whiting Cooley, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Charles Mark Kershner, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States, Sasha Z Leidman, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Rohi Muthyala, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Giovanni Corti, Reed College, Portland, OR, United States; University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Regine Hock, Univ of AK-Geophysical Inst, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Federico Covi, Geophysical Institute Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Takao Kameda, Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan, Jonathan Kingslake, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Sasha Z Leidman, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Clément Miège, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Steve Munsell, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, United States, Asa K Rennermalm, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Geography, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Marco Tedesco, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Erich C Osterberg1, Karina Graeter2, Robert L Hawley1, Hans-Peter Marshall3, David G Ferris1, Gabriel Lewis1, Sean D Birkel4, Tate Meehan5 and Forrest McCarthy6, (1)Dartmouth College, Department of Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Boise State Univ, Boise, ID, United States, (4)Climate Change Institute, Orono, ME, United States, (5)Boise State University, Department of Geosciences, Boise, ID, United States, (6)Arctic Field Leader, Jackson, WY, United States
Amber Leeson, University of Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre / Data Science institute, Lancaster, United Kingdom, Emma Eastoe, University of Lancaster, Maths and Statistics, Lancaster, United Kingdom and Xavier Fettweis, University of Liège, Geography, Liège, Belgium
Zhaoxin Ban1, Kang Yang2, Lincoln H Pitcher1 and Laurence C Smith3, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, (3)UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Mark A Fahnestock, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Christopher A. Shuman, UMBC JCET at NASA GSFC, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Karen E Alley, CIRES University of Colorado, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Tristram D Irvine-Fynn1, Pete Bunting2, Joseph Cook3, Andrew J Hardy2, Andrew J Hodson4, Tom Holt2, Alun Hubbard5, Kathrin Naegeli6, Johan Nilsson7, Jonathan Ryan2, Osian Roberts2, Andrew Tedstone8, Martyn Tranter9, Christopher Williamson9 and Black & Bloom, (1)Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, SY23, United Kingdom, (2)Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, (3)University of Sheffield, School of Geography, Sheffield, S10, United Kingdom, (4)University of Sheffield, School of Geography, Sheffield, United Kingdom, (5)Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, (6)University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, (7)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, (9)University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom
Sasha Z Leidman, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Asa K Rennermalm, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Geography, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Jonathan Ryan, Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, Matthew G Cooper, University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Laurence C Smith, UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ryan C Scott, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Julien P. Nicolas, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, David H Bromwich, Byrd Polar & Climate Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States, Joel R Norris, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States and Dan Lubin, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Jonathan Ryan, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, SY23, United Kingdom; University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Alun Hubbard II, Aberystwyth University, Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom; University of Tromsø, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Tromsø, Norway, Tristram D Irvine-Fynn, Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, SY23, United Kingdom, Samuel Huckerby Doyle, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, Joseph Cook, University of Sheffield, School of Geography, Sheffield, S10, United Kingdom, Marek Stibal, Charles University, Department of Ecology, Prague, Czech Republic, Laurence C Smith, UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Jason E Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, København K, Denmark
Michael J MacFerrin1, Horst Machguth2, Dirk van As3, Charalampos Charalampidis4, Achim Heilig5, Baptiste Vandecrux3, Christopher Stevens6 and Waleed Abdalati7, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (3)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, København K, Denmark, (4)Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich, Germany, (5)Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany, (6)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Kyle Mattingly, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States and Thomas L Mote, Univ Georgia, Athens, GA, United States

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