RS003:
Physical, Chemical and Ecological Environment of Deep Marginal Seas


Session ID#: 28506

Session Description:
Oceanographic studies of marginal seas have typically focused on shallow basins or the upper water column.  Deep marginal seas, semi-enclosed basins with depths below a permanent thermocline, have unique physical, chemical and ecological traits that set them apart from shallower counterparts. Some are particularly energetic environments, impacted by branches of western boundary currents or containing their own wind-driven gyres.  Upper ocean currents and eddies can serve as mechanisms for transferring energy to the deep layer where topographic interactions can become important.  The deep circulation plays an important role in connecting benthic communities and transporting chemical constituents, e.g., hydrocarbons from seeps and drilling activity, throughout the marginal sea basins.  Within seas with shallow connecting passages to the open ocean, bioconnectivity is restricted and deepwater organisms may evolve to be distinct from their open ocean counterparts. A number of observational and modeling studies of the deep environment and transport in marginal seas have been conducted recently due to their strategic importance and increase in deepwater oil and gas exploration.  This session provides an opportunity for the research community to share results of recent physical oceanographic, ecological, and biochemical studies of deep marginal seas, highlighting unique traits and similarities shared between these environments.
Primary Chair:  Steven L Morey, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Co-chairs:  Dmitry S Dukhovskoy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Amy S Bower, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Joao Marcos Souza, CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico
Index Terms:

4243 Marginal and semi-enclosed seas [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4562 Topographic/bathymetric interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4804 Benthic processes, benthos [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robinson Hordoir, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm, Sweden; Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute, Oceanography Research Dept., Norrköping, Sweden, Patrick Samuelsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden, Anders Höglund, Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute, Sweden, Per Pemberton, Stockholm University, Department of meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden and Semjon Schimanke, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrkoping, Sweden
Peter Hamilton, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Robert R Leben, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Amy S Bower, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Heather H Furey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Paula Perez-Brunius, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico
Chuning Wang, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Enrique N Curchitser, Rutgers University, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Paula Perez-Brunius1, Heather H Furey2, Amy S Bower2, Peter Hamilton3, Robert R Leben4, Julio Candela5, Paula García-Carrillo5, Javier Rodriguez Outerelo5, Marc Piedeleu5, Luis Zavala Sansón5, Francisco J Beron-Vera6, Aljaz Maslo5, Dhruv Balwada7, Joao Marcos Souza5, Orens Pasqueron de Fommervault5, Pierre Damien5 and Julio Sheinbaum5, (1)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Leidos Corporation (formerly SAIC), Raleigh, NC, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico, (6)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (7)New York University, New York, NY, United States
Piers Chapman, Texas A&M University College Station, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, Robert M Key, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States, Steven Francis DiMarco, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, Connie Previti, Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States and Shari Ann Yvon-Lewis, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Orens Pasqueron de Fommervault1, Pierre Damien1, Raphaëlle Sauzède2, Paula Perez-Brunius3, Julio Sheinbaum4, Herve Claustre5 and Fabrizio D'Ortenzio6, (1)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)IRD, Ifremer, UPF and ILM, UMR-241, Ecosystèmes Insulaires Océaniens (EIO), Tahiti, French Polynesia, (3)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, (4)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States, (5)CNRS, Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche, Villefranche/Mer, France, (6)CNRS, Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory, Villefranche/Mer, France
Valérie LE Guennec1,2, Alessandro Tagliabue2, Jason T Holt3, Sarah Wakelin3 and Heather Cannaby4, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)University of Liverpool, Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (3)National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (4)National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Javier Rodriguez Outerelo1, Marc Piedeleu1, Paula Perez-Brunius2, Luis Zavala Sansón1, Francisco J Beron-Vera3 and Dhruv Balwada4, (1)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, (3)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (4)New York University, New York, NY, United States
Philippe Miron, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States
Pierre Damien1, Orens Pasqueron de Fommervault1, Julio Sheinbaum2, Julien Jouanno3 and Olaf Duteil4, (1)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)LEGOS, Toulouse, France, (4)GEOMAR, Theory and Modeling, Kiel, Germany
Yongquan Yuan1, Peng Zhou2, Wentao Wang1 and Zhiming Yu1, (1)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, (2)University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Mireya Mercedes Montaño, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico and Joao Marcos Souza, CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico
Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo1, Rosario Romero-Centeno1, Jose Ochoa2 and Raúl González-Santamaría3, (1)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico, (2)CICESE, Ensenada, Baja Calif, Mexico, (3)National Autonomous University of Mexico, centro de ciencias de la atmósfera, Mexico City, Mexico
Gotzon Basterretxea1, Joan Salvador Font-Muñoz1, Paula M Salgado-Hernanz1, Ismael Hernández-Carrasco2 and Jorge Arrieta1, (1)IMEDEA (UIB-CSIC), Esporles, Spain, (2)SOCIB, Esporles, Spain
Kathleen A Donohue, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Bruce D Cornuelle, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Heather H Furey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Amy S Bower, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Paula Perez-Brunius, CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, Peter Hamilton, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States and Robert R Leben, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Steven L Morey, Florida State University, Center for Ocean - Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Amy S Bower, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Bruce D Cornuelle, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Kathleen A Donohue, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Dmitry S Dukhovskoy, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Peter Hamilton, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Joao Marcos Souza, CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico and Paula Perez-Brunius, CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
Joao Marcos Souza, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, San Diego, CA, United States, Aljaz Maslo, CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico and Julio Sheinbaum, CICESE, Physical Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States
Davide Bonaldo, CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Italy, Mirko Orlic, University of Zagreb, Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia and Sandro Carniel, CNR ISMAR, Venice, Italy
Sergio Jaramillo1, Shejun Fan1, Steven L Morey2, Benjamin Williams3, Yuley M Cardona4 and Manuela Guarin4, (1)Shell Houston, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)Fugro, Houston, TX, United States, (4)Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia
Aljaz Maslo1, Joao Marcos Souza1, Paula Perez-Brunius2 and Fernando Andrade Canto3, (1)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, (3)Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico