PC007:
Oceanic Climate and Ecosystem Variability and Change in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems


Session ID#: 28753

Session Description:
Coastal climates along the major oceanic eastern boundaries are governed by a complex interplay of alongshore winds and clouds shaped by topography, ocean upwelling and eddies. These factors combine to yield marine ecosystems that are highly productive and diverse, and at the cutting edge of major climate trends including hypoxia and acidification. Future projections of the climate and ecosystem response of EBUS to global change are compromised by poor resolution of the scales of coastal variability. We invite studies of EBUS based on observational analysis and high-resolution earth system models, aimed at characterizing patterns of variability and detection and attribution of trends in climate and ecosystem processes. Studies that identify mechanisms of variability and change are especially encouraged.
Primary Chair:  Curtis A. Deutsch, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  James C McWilliams, University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Alexander D Hall, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Index Terms:
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • RS - Regional Studies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Faycal Kessouri1,2, James C McWilliams1, Daniele Bianchi1, Lionel Renault1, Curtis A. Deutsch3 and Hartmut Frenzel4, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Biogeochemistry, Costa Mesa, CA, United States, (3)University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Martin Walter Frischknecht, Matthias Munnich and Nicolas Gruber, Environmental Physics, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Peter C Chu, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
Thilo Klenz1,2, Marcus Dengler2 and Peter Brandt2, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Nikolay Nezlin1, Karen McLaughlin2, J. Ashley T. Booth3, Curtis L. Cash3, Dario W Diehl4, Kristen A Davis5, Adriano Feit6, Goericke Ralf7, Joseph R. Gully8, Meredith D Howard1, Scott Johnson9, Ami Latker6, Michael J. Mengel10, George L Robertson10, Alex Steele8, Laura Terriquez10, Libe Washburn11 and Stephen Weisberg2, (1)Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA, United States, (2)SCCWRP, Costa Mesa, CA, United States, (3)City of Los Angles Sanitation, Los Angles, CA, United States, (4)SCCWRP, Bellflower, CA, United States, (5)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States, (6)Public Utilities Department, City of San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States, (7)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, IOD, CA, United States, (8)Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Whittier, CA, United States, (9)Aquatic Bioassay Consulting Laboratories, Ventura, CA, United States, (10)Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA, United States, (11)Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara
Tanuja Nigam, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, Kumar Ravi Prakash, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India and Vimlesh Pant, IIT Delhi, Centre For Atmospheric sciences, New Delhi, India
Ana C Franco, ETH Zürich, Environmental Physics, Zürich, Switzerland, Nicolas Gruber, ETH Zurich, Environmental Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, Thomas L Froelicher, University of Bern, Climate and Environmental Physics, Bern, Switzerland and Matthias Munnich, ETH Zurich, Environmental Physics, Switzerland
Maria Jose Marin Jarrin and David Sutherland, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States
Matthias Munnich, ETH Zurich, Environmental Physics, Switzerland, David Byrne, ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental, Zurich, Switzerland, Meike Vogt, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Nicolas Gruber, Center for Climate Systems Modeling, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Alice Ren1, Fei Chai2, Huijie Xue2,3, David M Anderson4 and Francisco Chavez4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (3)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (4)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Steven James Bograd1, Marisol Garcia-Reyes2, Tarron Lamont3, William J Sydeman2, Bryan Black4, Ryan R Rykaczewski5 and Sarah Ann Thompson2, (1)NOAA Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (2)Farallon Group LLC, Petaluma, CA, United States, (3)Department of Environmental Affairs, Oceans & Coasts Research Branch, Cape Town 8012, South Africa, (4)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (5)University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States
Richard C Dugdale, Piero Luigi Mazzini, Cassia Pianca and Frances Wilkerson, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States
Caroline Ford Lowcher1, Uwe Send2 and Matthias J Lankhorst2, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Katherine Dorothy Zaba1, Daniel L Rudnick2, Bruce D Cornuelle3, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan2 and Matthew R Mazloff4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA, United States, (4)SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States