Particle dynamics and particle export in the polar ocean

Session ID#: 28597

Session Description:
Particles play very important roles in biogeochemical processes in the ocean. Yet particular matter and particle processes in the ocean are hugely under-sampled and under-characterized. This is especially true in the polar oceans, for biogenic, lithogenic and anthropogenic particles. Ongoing changes in the polar areas, with less sea ice, thawing permafrost and hydrological cycle intensification, can have dramatic effect on particle dynamics and particle fluxes. Quantifying any change related to these is difficult given the under-sampling.

We invite all investigations with relevance to particles in the polar oceans, be they conducted in the field, in the laboratory or by modelling approaches. We especially invite investigations dealing with erosion, river discharge and particle transport; primary production and cascade within ecosystems; the effects of wind and waves; the effects of fishery, offshore industry and coastal exploitation; the export from coast to shelf and from shelf to deep ocean; the export from the epipelagic to the meso and bathypelagic.

Primary Chair:  Torsten Linders, University of Gothenburg, Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
Co-chairs:  Anders Stigebrandt, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden and Göran M Björk, University of Gothenburg, Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
Index Terms:

4207 Arctic and Antarctic oceanography [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4558 Sediment transport [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • MG - Marine Geology and Sedimentology
  • OM - Ocean Modeling

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael R Stukel, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Hugh W Ducklow, Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Cecilia Mary Liszka1, Carol Robinson2, Gabriele Stowasser1, Clara Manno1 and Geraint Tarling1, (1)NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)The University of East Anglia, Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS), School of Environmental Sciences, Norwich, United Kingdom
Peter L Morton1, Benjamin S Twining2, Sara Rauschenberg2 and Eric Collins3, (1)National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (2)Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Ingrid Askeland Johnsen, Institute for Marine Research, Norway, Norway and Lars Asplin, Institute for Marine Research Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Torsten Linders1, Elin Andrée1 and Anna Nikolopoulos2, (1)University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, (2)Aquabiota, Sweden
Amanda Ziegler and Craig R Smith, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States