PC012:
Tracking ocean heat content and its role in Earth’s climate variability and change


Session ID#: 28436

Session Description:
The ocean’s capacity to store heat and to redistribute it geographically and over depth is fundamental to understanding Earth’s climate and sea level variability and change. More than 90% of the Earth's energy imbalance and about one-third of observed global mean sea level rise are explained by ocean heat uptake. This session aims to bring together studies tracking ocean heat content and thermosteric sea level and its implications for climate and sea level variability and change, from global to regional scales. We welcome studies based on in situ and satellite observing systems, ocean or coupled reanalyses, and climate modelling as well as process studies. Studies focusing on the ocean’s role in the Earth energy imbalance, climate sensitivity and regional changes associated to natural climate modes of variability are also solicited.
Primary Chair:  Karina von Schuckmann, Mercator Océan, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France; Mercator Ocean, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
Co-chairs:  Tim Boyer, National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Cheng Lijing, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Beijing, China and Andrea Storto, Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy
Index Terms:

4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4260 Ocean data assimilation and reanalysis [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4556 Sea level: variations and mean [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • OO - Ocean Obervatories
    *Use IS: Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies*
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Xiaofen Wu, Hangzhou, China
Yuanlong Li, University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Weiqing Han, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Aaron Bagnell and Timothy DeVries, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Jan Saynisch1, Johannes Petereit1, Christopher Irrgang1 and Maik Thomas1,2, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Paul M Barker, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Trevor J McDougall, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Gregory C Johnson, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, John M Lyman, JIMAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States and Sarah G Purkey, Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Tetjana Ross and Frank A Whitney, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada
Matthew H England, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Nicola Maher, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Alexander Sen Gupta, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, Australia and Paul Spence, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
Nicolas Kolodziejczyk, LOPS (UBO), Plouzane, France and William Llovel, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Saurabh Rathore, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Australia, Nathaniel L. Bindoff, University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Australia, Helen Elizabeth Phillips, University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, IMAS, Hobart, TAS, Australia and Ming Feng, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Crawley, Australia
Rui M Ponte, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States and Christopher G Piecuch, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States
Xinfeng Liang1, Christopher G Piecuch2, Rui M Ponte2, Gaël Forget3, Carl I Wunsch4 and Patrick Heimbach5,6, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, College of Marine Science, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, (6)University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Felix W Landerer1, Maria Zita Hakuba2, David N Wiese1, Denis Volkov3 and Graeme L Stephens1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States
Caroline Ummenhofer1, Arne Biastoch2, Claus W Boning2 and Matthew H England3, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (3)ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, Australia
Gongjie Wang1, Cheng Lijing2, John P Abraham3 and Li Chongyin1, (1)College of Meteorology and Oceanography, National University of Defense Technology, Nanjing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, United States
Freya Garry1, Adam Blaker2, Elaine McDonagh2, Chris D Roberts3,4, Damien Desbruyères2,5, Eleanor Frajka-Williams6 and Brian King2, (1)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom, (4)ECMWF, Reading, United Kingdom, (5)IFREMER, France, (6)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Ilona Goszczko and Waldemar Walczowski, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland
Jia-Rui Shi, Shang-Ping Xie and Lynne D Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Tachanat Bhatrasataponkul, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Mukund Gupta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and John Marshall, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
James Carton1, Gennady A Chepurin1 and Ligang Chen2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Lu Han, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Xiao-Hai Yan, Univ Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Miriam Alin Calva, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Ciudad de México, Mexico, Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Grupo de Interacción Océano-Atmósfera, Mexico City, Mexico, Rosario Romero-Centeno, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico and Maria Elena Osorio-Tai, UNAM - Facultad de Ingeniera, Coyomeapan, Mexico
Eileen Maturi1, Lynn K Shay2, Jodi Brewster2, David R Donahue3 and Eric W Leuliette4, (1)NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD, United States, (2)RSMAS/University of Miami, Ocean Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (3)NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, OSPO Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (4)NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Reserch, Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, College Park, Maryland, United States