HE014:
The role of small-scale processes in the dynamics of the changing Arctic Ocean


Session ID#: 27542

Session Description:
The Arctic Ocean and sea ice are undergoing marked changes under continued global warming. Observations indicate that Arctic Ocean circulation, stratification, freshwater, and heat content have been changing in response to atmospheric winds, reduced sea ice cover, increased solar warming, changing freshwater sources, and advection of heat from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Ocean heat and salt transport by flows at all scales are contributing to sea-ice losses, the distribution and storage of freshwater, and associated feedbacks across the Arctic. Basin-scale changes are profoundly affected by small-scale ocean processes such as mesoscale and submesoscale turbulence, wave breaking and vertical mixing. This session invites submissions that explore the influence of small-scale processes on sea ice and large-scale Arctic Ocean dynamics and thermodynamics. We welcome theoretical, observational, and modeling studies on eddies, waves, mixing and stirring, and their impact on basin-scale Arctic variability and change.
Primary Chair:  Georgy Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Sciences and Engeiering, Pasadena, CA, United States
Co-Chair:  Mary-Louise Timmermans, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Index Terms:

4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4532 General circulation [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4540 Ice mechanics and air/sea/ice exchange processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Zoé Koenig1, Christine Provost2, Nathalie Sennechael2, Gilles Garric3 and Jean-Claude Gascard2, (1)LOCEAN, Paris, France, (2)CNRS, LOCEAN, Paris, France, (3)Mercator Océan, Ramonville Saint Agne, France
Amelie Meyer1, Arild Sundfjord1, Shane Elipot2 and Ilker Fer3, (1)Norwegian Polar Institute, Ocean and Sea Ice, Tromsø, Norway, (2)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (3)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Wenli Zhong1, Michael Steele1, Jinlun Zhang1 and Jinping Zhao2, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Ocean Univ of China, Qingdao Shandong Pro, China
Melanie Chanona, University of British Columbia, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Stephanie Waterman, University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Yves Gratton, INRS-ETE, Quebec, QC, Canada
John Guthrie, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and James Morison, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Timour Radko, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
Benjamin Scheifele, University of British Columbia, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Stephanie Waterman, University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Jeff R Carpenter, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Elizabeth A Yankovsky, Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States and Sonya Legg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Polona Itkin1, Robert M. Graham1, Mats A Granskoog2, Phillip Assmy3, Lana Cohen1, Pedro Duarte4, Martin J Doble5, Agneta Fransson6, Markus M Frey7, Ilker Fer8, Mar Fernandez Mendez1, Sebastian Geland1, Jari Juhani Haapala9, Stephen R Hudson1, Glen E Liston10, Ioanna Merkouriadi11, Amelie Meyer12, Algot Peterson13, Christine Provost14, Achim Randelhoff15, Anja Rösel1, Gunnar Spreen1, Harald Steen1, Lars Henrik Smedsrud13 and Arild Sundfjord12, (1)Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway, (2)Norwegian Polar Institute, Oceanography, Tromsø, Norway, (3)Norwegian Polar Institute, Biological Oceanography, Norway, (4)Norwegian Polar Institute, Biological Oceanography, Tromsø, Norway, (5)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (6)Norwegian Polar Institute, Oceanography, Tromso, Norway, (7)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (8)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (9)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (10)Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Fort Collins, CO, United States, (11)San Anselmo, CA, United States, (12)Norwegian Polar Institute, Ocean and Sea Ice, Tromsø, Norway, (13)Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (14)CNRS, LOCEAN, Paris, France, (15)Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromso, Norway
James Stadler, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, United States and Sylvia T Cole, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Shuang-Xi Guo, Sheng-Qi Zhou, Ling Qu and Yuan-Zheng Lu, State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Francis J Poulin, University of Waterloo, Applied Mathematics, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Mary-Louise Timmermans, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States and Keegan Cove, University of Waterloo, Physics, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Liam Brannigan, Stockholm University, MISU, Sweden, Helen Johnson, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Camille Lique, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, IUEM, Plouzané, France, Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University, Department of meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden and Jonas Nycander, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm, Sweden
Mark Orzech1, Fengyan Shi2, Jayaram Veeramony3, Samuel P Bateman1 and Joe Calantoni1, (1)Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)University of Delaware, Center for Applied Coastal Research, Newark, DE, United States, (3)US Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Tom Philip Rippeth1, Vasiliy Vlasenko2, Nataliya Stashchuk2, Mattias Green3, Ben Lincoln4, Brian Scannell4, Sheldon Bacon5 and Ben J Lincoln: Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, (1)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom, (2)University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (3)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom, (4)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, United Kingdom, (5)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Fine1, Jennifer A MacKinnon1, Matthew H Alford1, John Mickett2, Madeleine Marie Hamann3, Olavo Badaro Marques1, Gunnar Voet1, Gregory LeClaire Wagner4, Amy Frances Waterhouse1, Marion S Alberty1 and Algot Peterson5, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
Nicole Couto, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory, La Jolla, CA, United States and Matthew H Alford, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Jessica Sarah Kenigson, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Renske Gelderloos, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States and Georgy Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Sciences and Engeiering, Pasadena, CA, United States
Sarah Dewey, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, James Morison, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Ron Kwok, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Suzanne Dickinson, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, David Morison, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Roger Andersen, Polar Science Center, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
Camille Lique, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, IUEM, Plouzané, France and Pierre Rampal, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
Lars Umlauf1, Peter Holtermann1, Christiane Gillner1, Ralf D Prien1, Lucas Merckelbach2 and Jeff R Carpenter2, (1)Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock, Germany, (2)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Michael A Spall1, Robert S Pickart2, Min Li3, Peigen Lin3, Motoyo Itoh4, Takashi Kikuchi5 and Yiquan Qi6, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)WHOI, MA, United States, (4)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (5)JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, (6)South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, China
Clement Rousset, LOCEAN-CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Martin Vancoppenolle, CNRS, LOCEAN-IPSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Frederic Vivier, CNRS, LOCEAN-IPSL, UPMC, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France, Yannis Cuypers, LOCEAN UPMC, Paris, France, Pascale Bouruet-Aubertot, Sorbonne Universités- UPMC Univ. Paris 06- LOCEAN, Paris, France and Madec Gurvan, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ Paris 06)-CNRS-IRD-MNHN, LOCEAN Laboratory, IPSL, Paris, France
Meri Korhonen1,2, Bert Rudels1, Vladimir Ivanov3, Benjamin Rabe4 and Ursula Schauer4, (1)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (2)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, (3)Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St Petersburg, Russia, (4)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Shawn Glenn Gallaher1, Timothy P Stanton2 and William J Shaw2, (1)United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, United States, (2)Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States
Pål Erik Isachsen1, Peygham Ghaffari2, Ole A Nøst3 and Jan E Weber1, (1)University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, (2)Akvaplan-Niva, Arctic R&D, Oslo, Norway, (3)Akvaplan Niva, Arctic R&D, Trondheim, Norway
Sylvia T Cole, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Robert Andrew Fajber, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Georgy Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Sciences and Engeiering, Pasadena, CA, United States, Andrew Wells, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and Sam Pegler, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom
Chanhyung Jeon1, Jae-Hun Park2, Taewook Park3, Young-Seok Choi4, Kyoung-Ho Cho5, Seongbong Seo6, Joocheul Noh3 and Young-Gyu Park7, (1)Inha University, Department of Marine Science and Biological Engineering, Incheon, South Korea, (2)Inha University, Department of Ocean Sciences, Incheon, South Korea, (3)Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (4)Inha, South Korea, (5)KIOST, Ansan/Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of (South), (6)KIOST, Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Center, Ansan, South Korea, (7)KIOST, Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Center, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South)
Donglai Gong1, Haixing Wang1, Francis Wiese2 and Guillermo Auad3, (1)Virginia Institute of Marine Science - William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (2)Stantec Consulting, Inc., AK, United States, (3)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, DC, United States
KoFan Lu1, Seth L Danielson2 and Thomas Weingartner2, (1)UAF, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)UAF, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Wilken-Jon von Appen1, Claudia Wekerle2, Vibe Schourup-Kristensen3 and Laura Hehemann1, (1)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (2)Alfred Wegener Institut, Climate Dynamics, Bremerhaven, Germany, (3)Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany
Gianluca Meneghello, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, John Marshall, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States and Jean-Michel Campin, M.I.T./EAPS, Cambridge, MA, United States
Alek Petty, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, Thomas Armitage, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Georgy Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Sciences and Engeiering, Pasadena, CA, United States
Benjamin Iolo Barton, University of Western Brittany, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), Plouzané, France, Yueng Djern Lenn, Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom and Camille Lique, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, IUEM, Plouzané, France
Yana Bebieva, Yale University, Geology and Geophysics, New Haven, CT, United States and Mary-Louise Timmermans, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Mary-Louise Timmermans1, John Toole2 and Richard A Krishfield2, (1)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Craig Lee, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Luc Rainville, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Jason I Gobat, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Lee E Freitag, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA, United States and Sarah Webster, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, WA, United States
Samuel Brenner1, Luc Rainville2, Jim Thomson2 and Craig Lee2, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Rebecca Rolph, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Carmela Veneziani and Wilbert Weijer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States