Advances in Understanding Ocean Eddies and Their Interactions with the Atmosphere II Posters

Session ID#: 28123

Session Description:
The ocean, like the atmosphere, is a fundamentally turbulent system. As such, intense nonlinear interactions give rise to fine-scale structures, such as eddies, fronts, jets and filaments, that are of critical importance for the ocean circulation. These features are ubiquitous, and they have been recognized as key contributors to ocean transport of properties. Their energy generally exceeds that of the mean flow by an order of magnitude or more. Mounting evidence points to intense interactions, especially in the extratropics, between the atmosphere and the ocean on the scales of ocean eddies, which are much smaller than atmospheric synoptic scales. These interactions can have an important impact on the entire troposphere, affecting the positions of jet streams and their low-frequency variability, and they are likely a key-missing element in closing the budget of Earth’s energy imbalance. Theoretical understanding of eddy dynamics, especially in terms of air-sea interactions, however, remains incomplete. This represents an acute weakness in our present understanding of coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics and its role in shaping variability and change of Earth’s climate.

We encourage submissions of abstracts describing new research findings, from observations and numerical modeling, on ocean mesoscale eddies, including their interactions with and feedbacks from the atmosphere.

Primary Chair:  Sabrina Speich, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Paris, France
Co-chairs:  Walter A Robinson, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Enrique Curchitser, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Xiaopei Lin, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Moderators:  Sabrina Speich, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Paris, France and Walter A Robinson, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Walter A Robinson, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hengkai Yao1,2 and Chao Ma1,2, (1)Ocean University of China, Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Qingdao, China, (2)Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Masami Nonaka, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, Hideharu Sasaki, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan and Niklas Schneider, Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Victoria Futch, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Department of Science, New London, United States, Pierre J Flament, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, Rick Lumpkin, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Miami, FL, United States and Laurence Armi, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Lydia Keppler, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, Sophie E Cravatte, IRD Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa, New Caledonia, Alexis Chaigneau, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Toulouse, France, Cori Pegliasco, LEGOS, Toulouse, France, Lionel Gourdeau, LEGOS/IRD, Toulouse, France and Awnesh M Singh, USP, Suva, Fiji
Alexandre Stegner, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique Palaiseau, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex, France, Artemis Ioannou, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique UPMC, Paris, France, Briac LeVu, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Palaiseau Cedex, France, Franck Dumas, SHOM, HOM/REC, Brest, France, Isabelle Taupier-Letage, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), CNRS- Aix-Marseille Université, France and Sabrina Speich, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Paris, France
Kyung Jae Lee and SungHyun Nam, Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
Avijit Gangopadhyay, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology, New Bedford, MA, United States, Mahmud Monim, University of Massachusetts, School for Marine Science and Technology, New Beford, MA, United States, James J Bisagni, SMAST/UMass Dartmouth, Fairhaven, MA, United States and Glen Gawarkiewicz, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Dujuan Kang1, Enrique Curchitser1 and Anthony John Rosati2, (1)Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Andrew Spencer Delman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Tong Lee, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Bo Qiu, Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Paige Martin1, Brian K Arbic1, Andrew M. Hogg2, William K Dewar3, Jeff Blundell4 and Amanda O'Rourke1, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (3)Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (4)National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom
Benjamin Aaron Storer1, Francis J Poulin1 and Claire Menesguen2, (1)University of Waterloo, Applied Mathematics, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (2)Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Brest, France
Stuart Bishop1, Frank Bryan2 and Justin Small2, (1)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
W. Timothy Liu and Xiaosu Xie, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Lucas Cardoso Laurindo, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, Leo Siqueira, RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, Arthur Mariano, RSMAS, Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, United States and Ben P Kirtman, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States