AI008:
Ocean salinity and its role in ocean dynamics and the water cycle


Session ID#: 29646

Session Description:
This session highlights research investigating ocean salinity as a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Contributions are invited on all aspects of ocean salinity investigations, including analyses undertaken from in situ and satellite observations, numerical models, and data assimilation. We particularly welcome contributions that have utilized sea-surface salinity (SSS) measurements from the recent pathfinder satellite missions (SMOS, Aquarius/SAC-D, and SMAP), as well as observations collected during the SPURS (Salinity Processes Upper-ocean Regional Study) experiment and other field campaigns. The session will focus on: recent progress from salinity remote sensing; new process-based insights from field observations; salinity-driven thermohaline circulation, upper-ocean stratification, and related ocean dynamics; links between salinity and global and regional climate variability; the water cycle, as well as the fingerprint of long-term change; salinity assimilation into ocean models; and the scientific imperative for future salinity measurement continuity and enhancement.
Primary Chair:  Paul James Durack, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Eric J Bayler, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States, Jacqueline Boutin, LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France and Severine Fournier, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States
Index Terms:

1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
  • RS - Regional Studies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

James R Reagan1, Dan Seidov2 and Tim Boyer2, (1)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI-MD, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Thomas Meissner, Frank J Wentz, Andrew Manaster and Richard Lindsley, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Gary S E Lagerloef, Hsun-Ying Kao and David Carey, Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States
Ariaan Purich1,2, Matthew H England2, Wenju Cai1, Arnold Sullivan1 and Paul J. Durack3, (1)CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Aspendale, Australia, (2)ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, Australia, (3)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Kim I Martini, Sea-Bird Scientific, Bellevue, WA, United States, David J Murphy, Sea-Bird Scientific, R&D, Bellevue, WA, United States, Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Nordeen G Larson, Sea Bird Electronics, Bellevue, WA, United States
Hai Zhi, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, The Earth System Modeling Center (ESMC) and College of Atmospheric Sciences, nanjing, China, Pengfei Lin, State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100029, China, Beijing, China and Rong-hua Zhang, Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China, China
Ilaria Stendardo1, Reiner Steinfeldt1, Monika Rhein1,2, Achim Roessler1,2, Vasco Müller1,2 and Dagmar Kieke1,2, (1)University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics, Bremen, Germany, (2)University of Bremen, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Kyla Drushka1, Bill Asher1, Elizabeth Jennifer Thompson1, Suneil Iyer1, Andy T Jessup2 and Daniel Clark2, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Jacqueline Boutin1, Jean-Luc Vergely2, Stéphane Marchand3, Francesco D'Amico3, Audrey Emilie Alice Hasson4, Nicolas Kolodziejczyk5, Nicolas Reul6 and Gilles P Reverdin7, (1)CNRS, LOCEAN/UPMC, Paris, France, (2)ACRI-st, Sophia-Antipolis, France, (3)LOCEAN CNRS, France, (4)CNES French National Center for Space Studies, LOCEAN, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, (5)LOPS (UBO), Plouzane, France, (6)IFREMER, Plouzané, France, (7)LOCEAN Univ Paris VI boite 100, Paris, France
Alexandre Supply, LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France, Jacqueline Boutin, CNRS, LOCEAN/UPMC, Paris, France, Jean-Luc Vergely, ACRI-st, Sophia-Antipolis, France, Audrey Emilie Alice Hasson, CNES French National Center for Space Studies, LOCEAN, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, Gilles P Reverdin, LOCEAN Univ Paris VI boite 100, Paris, France, Cecile Mallet, LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France and Nicolas Viltard, CNRS, LATMOS, PARIS, France
Audrey Emilie Alice Hasson, LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France; CNES French National Center for Space Studies, LOCEAN, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, Martin Puy, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris, France, Jacqueline Boutin, CNRS, LOCEAN/UPMC, Paris, France and Eric Guilyardi, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris, France
Philip Meyer and Frederick Bingham, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States
Frederick Bingham, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States, Julius Johannes Marian Busecke, Columbia University in the City of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Arnold L Gordon, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Claudia Fabiana Giulivi, Columbia University of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Zhijin Li, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States
Julian J Schanze1, Scott R Springer1, Gary S E Lagerloef2 and Elizabeth Jennifer Thompson3, (1)Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Earth & Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Julia Köhler1, Nuno Serra1, Frank Bryan2, Benjamin K. Johnson3 and Detlef Stammer1, (1)University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NC State University, Raleigh, NC, United States
Shoichiro Kido, The University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Tomoki Tozuka, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Xu Yuan, University of Twente, ITC, Enschede, Netherlands, Mhd.Suhyb Salama, University of Twente, Faculty of GEO-information science and earth observation, Enschede, Netherlands and Zhongbo Su, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Frank Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Eitarou Oka1, Shota Katsura2, Hiroyuki Inoue3, Atsushi Kojima4, Moeko Kitamoto3, Toshiya Nakano4 and Toshio Suga5, (1)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, (3)Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan, (4)Global Environment and Marine Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan, (5)Tohoku University, Graduate School of Science, Sendai, Japan
Keitapu Maamaatuaiahutapu, Laboratoire de Géosciences du Pacifique Sud, University of French Polynesia, Faa'a, French Polynesia, Jan Witting, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Elodie Claire Martinez, Environnement Insulaire Océanien (EIO), IRD, Ifremer, UPF and ILM, Faa'a, French Polynesia
Eric C Hackert, NASA/Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Robin M Kovach, NASA, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Antonio J Busalacchi, President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain and Guillaume Vernières, JCSDA/UCAR/NOAA, College PARK, MD, United States
Robin M Kovach, NASA, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States; Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Eric C Hackert, NASA/Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, Antonio J Busalacchi, President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Guillaume Vernières, JCSDA/UCAR/NOAA, College PARK, MD, United States, Andrea Molod, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Jelena Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GMAO, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Hans Burchard1, N. Berkay Basdurak2, Ulf Gräwe2, Michaela Knoll3, Volker Mohrholz4, Selina Muller1 and Peter Holtermann1, (1)Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock, Germany, (2)Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany, (3)Forschungsanstalt Bundeswehr, Kiel, Germany, (4)Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany
Nicolas Reul, IFREMER, Plouzané, France
Benoit Tranchant, CLS, Ramonville saint-Agne, France, Matthew Martin, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, Eric Greiner, CLS, Ramonville Saint Agne, France, Robert R King, MetOffice, United Kingdom, Elisabeth D Remy, Mercator Ocean, Ramonville Saint Agne, France, Kirsten Wilmer-Becker, Met Office, United Kingdom and Craig Donlon, European Space Agency, ESTEC/EOP-SME, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Jan-Erik Tesdal1, Ryan Abernathey1, Joaquim I Goes2, Arnold L Gordon3 and Thomas W N Haine4, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States
Severine Fournier, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Jérôme Vialard, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris cedex 05, France, Matthieu Lengaigne, National Institute of Occeanography, Goa, India, Tong Lee, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Michelle M Gierach, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Akurathi Venkata Sai Chaitanya, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, India
Chao Liu1, Xinfeng Liang1, Rui M Ponte2 and Christopher G Piecuch2, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, College of Marine Science, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States
Nan-hsun Chi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Ren-Chieh Lien, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Jim Moum, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States
Jose Gomez-Valdes, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico and Jorge Vazquez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Suneil Iyer1,2 and Kyla Drushka2, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Anna Kuswardani, Ministry of marine affairs and fisheries of the Republic Indonesia, Agency for Marine and Fisheries R&D, Jakarta, Indonesia, Wahyu Widodo Pandoe, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Jakarta, Indonesia, Muhammada Rifqi Juliandri, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia and Wahyu Pandoe
Jessica E Anderson, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States and Stephen Riser, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Yuhong Zhang, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, Yan DU, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China and Ming Feng, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Crawley, Australia
Qiang Sun1, Michael M Whitney1 and Frank Bryan2, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Oleg Melnichenko1, Angel Amores2, Peter W Hacker3, Nikolai A Maximenko1 and James T Potemra3, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, (3)HIGP, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Jae-Jin Park, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, Kyung-Ae PARK, Seoul National University, Earth Science Education, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Chang-Keun Kang, GIST Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of (South) and W. Timothy Liu, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
James B Edson1, Carol Anne Clayson2, J. Thomas Farrar2, Aaron Paget1 and Raymond Graham2, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States
William Asher, Kyla Drushka, Elizabeth J Thompson, Andy T Jessup and Daniel Clark, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Akhil Valiya Parambil, National Institute of Oceanography, Panaji-Goa, India, Jérôme Vialard, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris cedex 05, France, Matthieu Lengaigne, National Institute of Occeanography, Goa, India, M. G. Keerthi, PhD Student, Marine Science Department, Goa University, Panaji, Goa, India, Jacqueline Boutin, CNRS, LOCEAN/UPMC, Paris, France, Jean-Luc Vergely, ACRI-st, Sophia-Antipolis, France and Stéphane Marchand, LOCEAN CNRS, France
Maria Marta Jacob1, W. Linwood Jones2, Kyla Drushka3, Bill Asher3 and Marcelo Scavuzzo1, (1)Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica, Cordoba, Argentina, (2)University of Central Florida, Central Florida Remote Sensing Laboratory, Orlando, FL, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Roberto Sabia, Telespazio-Vega for European Space Agency, Frascati, Italy, Reul Nicolas, IFREMER, Plouzané, France, Sebastien Guimbard, IFREMER, France, Susanne Mecklenburg, European Space Agency, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, Villanueva De La Can, Spain and Henri Laur, European Space Agency/ESRIN, EO Ground Segment and Mission Operations Department, Frascati, Italy
Nadia - Pinardi, University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bologna, Italy, Giorgia Verri, CMCC, Ocean application and Prediction Division, Lecce, Italy and Paolo Oddo, Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy
Sam Levang, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Physical Oceanography, Cambridge, MA, United States and Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Wenqing Tang1, Simon H Yueh2, Daqing Yang3, Alexander Fore1 and Akiko Hayashi4, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Environment Canada Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Elizabeth Jennifer Thompson1, Kyla Drushka1, William Asher2, Andy T Jessup2, Julian J Schanze3 and Daniel Clark2, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States
Laura Ruiz-Etcheverry, Nikolai A Maximenko and Oleg Melnichenko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
J. Thomas Farrar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Luc Rainville, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Andrey Shcherbina, Applied Physics Lab, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Albert J Plueddemann, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Benjamin Hodges, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Woods Hole, MA, United States, William S. Kessler, NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States, Stephen Riser, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and James B Edson, Univ Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States
Benjamin Hodges, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Woods Hole, MA, United States and David M Fratantoni, Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc., Pasadena, CA, United States
James Patrick Boyle, Western Connecticut State University, Physics, Oceanography and Meteorology, Danbury, United States
Alexander Fore1, Simon H Yueh2, Wenqing Tang1 and Akiko Hayashi3, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States