C008:
Birth, Life, and Death of Icebergs





Session ID#: 27119

Session Description:
Under global warming, mass loss from the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets is expected to increase. This may be accompanied by an increased discharge of icebergs into the oceans. For this session we solicit contributions that address observations, theory, and modeling of the mechanisms that control the detachment of icebergs from ice sheets and glaciers, along with the processes that control the fate and evolution of icebergs until complete melt. This includes iceberg interactions with the ocean, the atmosphere, sea ice, and topography, the influence of icebergs on local ecosystems and biogeochemical processes, and the representation of calving and disintegration of icebergs in models of varying complexity with local to global domains. We invite submissions focusing on past, present, and projected future climates in both polar regions.
Primary Convener:  Till J.W. Wagner, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Conveners:  Ian Eisenman, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Torge Martin, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany and Jeremy N Bassis, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Index Terms:

0732 Icebergs [CRYOSPHERE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Douglas R MacAyeal1, Olga V Sergienko2, Alison F Banwell3, Ian Willis4, Grant John Macdonald1 and Jinqiao Lin5, (1)University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)University of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (5)University of Chicago, Physical Sciences Division Masters Program, Chicago, IL, United States
Ravindra Duddu1, Stephen K. Jimenez1 and Jeremy N Bassis2, (1)Vanderbilt University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nashville, TN, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Justin C Burton1, Jason M Amundson2, Ryan Cassotto3, Chin-Chang Kuo4 and Michael Dennin4, (1)Emory University, Physics, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, United States, (3)Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Durham, NH, United States, (4)University of California Irvine, Physics and Astronomy, Irvine, CA, United States
Darin Comeau1, Adrian K Turner1 and Elizabeth C Hunke2, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-3 Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group, Los Alamos, NM, United States
David Pollard, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Robert M Deconto, Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States
Jessica Scheick, Ellyn M Enderlin and Gordon S Hamilton, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States
Christopher A. Shuman1, Ted A Scambos2, Jeffrey E Schmaltz3, Katherine A Melocik3 and Marin J Klinger2, (1)UMBC JCET at NASA GSFC, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Colorado, Boulder, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Leigh A Stearns1, Siddharth Shankar1, Cornelis Jakob van der Veen2, Soroush Rezvanbehbahani1, David Sutherland3, Ginny A Catania4 and Fiammetta Straneo5, (1)University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States, (2)University of Kansas, Department of Geography, Lawrence, KS, United States, (3)University of Oregon, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Sarah Neuhaus, University of California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Slawek M Tulaczyk, Univ California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Morgan Whitcomb1, Jeremy N Bassis2, Stephen F Price3 and William H Lipscomb3, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Anna J Crawford1, Greg Crocker2, Derek Mueller1, Ron Saper2, Luc Desjardins2 and Tom Carrieres3, (1)Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (2)Carleton University, Geography and Environmental Studies, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (3)Canadian Ice Service, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Claudia Cenedese, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Anna FitzMaurice, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Fiammetta Straneo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Siddharth Shankar and Leigh A Stearns, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
Christian Kienholz1, Jason M Amundson1, Rebecca H Jackson2, Roman J Motyka3, Jonathan D Nash4 and David Sutherland5, (1)University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Univ Alaska-Geophysical Inst, Juneau, AK, United States, (4)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States
Shridhar D. Jawak and Alvarinho J. Luis, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India
Alistair Adcroft, Alon A Stern and Olga V Sergienko, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Agostino Niyonkuru Meroni, University of Milan - Bicocca, Milan, Italy, Craig Daniel McConnochie, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Claudia Cenedese, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Bruce R Sutherland, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada and Kate Snow, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom
Eric J Rignot1, Eric Y Larour2, Bernd Scheuchl3, Ala Khazendar2, Jonathan L Bamber4 and Jeremie Mouginot5, (1)University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, (5)UC, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Kristin M Schild1, David Sutherland1, Fiammetta Straneo2 and Pedro Elosegui3, (1)University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Alun Hubbard II, University of Tromsø, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, Tromsø, Norway, Jonathan Ryan, Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom; University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Laurence C Smith, UCLA, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Gordon S Hamilton, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

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