C024:
Phase Dependent: Water, Ice and Vapor in Cryospheric Deserts





Session ID#: 27123

Session Description:
In the Cryosphere, water commonly exists in and cycles between three phases: liquid water, ice, and water vapor. In nominally ‘dry’ settings – typical of polar deserts like Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys, high alpine permafrost regions like parts of the Himalaya and Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, and extraterrestrial targets like the crust of Mars – liquid water and/or water vapor are highly limited. Thus, the phase of water and the transition of water between phases plays a critical role on physical, chemical and biological processes. This session aims to explore how ground and surface water – as permafrost, glaciers, lakes, streams and vapor – affects the chemistry, biology and hydrology of ‘dry’ cyrospheric landscapes on Earth or extraterrestrial settings. We encourage abstracts that use field-observation, modeling or remotely sensed surveys to understand how water across its phases is vital to shaping these environments through space and time.
Primary Convener:  Neil Foley, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Convener:  Jill Mikucki, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • P - Planetary Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Shivani Ehrenfeucht, Donovan Patrick Dennis and David R Marchant, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Krista Falcon Myers, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Peter T Doran, Louisiana State University, Geology and Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Neil Foley, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Slawek M Tulaczyk, Univ California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Hilary A Dugan, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, Esben Auken, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark, Jill Mikucki, University of Tennessee, Microbiology, Knoxville, TN, United States and Ross A Virginia, Dartmouth College, Environmental Studies Program, Hanover, NH, United States
Neil Foley, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Slawek M Tulaczyk, Univ California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Michael N Gooseff, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Krista Falcon Myers, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Peter T Doran, Boulder, CO, United States, Esben Auken, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark, Hilary A Dugan, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, Jill Mikucki, University of Tennessee, Microbiology, Knoxville, TN, United States and Ross A Virginia, Dartmouth College, Environmental Studies Program, Hanover, NH, United States
Kevin P Hand1, Daniel F Berisford1, Jeffrey Foster2, Benjamin Furst3, Michael Poston4, Jacob Kosberg5, Amy Hofmann6 and Maggie Lang5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Los Angeles, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, Pasadena, CA, United States
Joseph A Graly1, Kathy Licht2, Michael R Kaplan3 and Greg Druschel1, (1)Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, United States, (2)IUPUI, Earth Sciences, Indianapolis, IN, United States, (3)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Corien Bakermans, Pennsylvania State University Penn State Altoona, Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Altoona, PA, United States
Anthony William Bellagamba1, Max B Berkelhammer1, Luke Winslow2, Doran Peter3 and Krista Falcon Myers3, (1)University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Madison E Wayt1, Krista Falcon Myers1 and Peter Doran2, (1)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Geology and Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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