AI010:
Southern Ocean air-sea exchange and mixed-layer processes


Session ID#: 29747

Session Description:
The Southern Ocean exchanges freshwater, momentum, heat, carbon and other biogeochemical species between the high-latitude ocean and atmosphere. These air-sea fluxes play important roles in the Earth’s climate system. Many observational and modeling efforts seek to quantify these fluxes and their dependencies. Uncertainties in Southern Ocean air-sea exchange remain high and limit our ability to validate climate models. Circumpolar transport, exchange along the continental margins, and meso-scale variability modify mixed-layer budgets, air-sea fluxes, and freshwater transport. Antarctic scientific stations facilitate long oceanic time series while autonomous platforms increase the geographic density of in situ observations. Models and satellite observations extend and connect observations to reveal underlying dynamics. Developments in observing approaches, data interpretation and numerical simulations offer new possibilities for advancing understanding in ways not previously possible.

This session invites contributions that address surface flux estimates and mixed-layer processes in the Southern Ocean. Contributions addressing observing challenges, defining flux requirements, and/or presenting methodologies are welcome. We seek to bring together observers, modelers, and theorists.

Primary Chair:  Martin Smith Hoecker-Martinez, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States; University of Redlands, Physics, Redlands, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Sarah T Gille, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, Daniel B Whitt, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States and Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
Index Terms:

4207 Arctic and Antarctic oceanography [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CT - Chemical Tracers, Organic Matter and Trace Materials
  • HE - High Latitude Environments

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Louise C Biddle, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden and Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
James M Thomson, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and James B Girton, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Brady S Ferster and Subrahmanyam Bulusu, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States
Giuliana Viglione1, Andrew F Thompson1, Janet Sprintall2 and Sebastiaan Swart3, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
Emily Rose Newsom, University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
David Roy Munday, British Antarctic Survey, Polar Oceans, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Xiaoming Zhai, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Carolina Dufour, McGill University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada, Alison R Gray, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, Jorge L Sarmiento, Princeton University, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, Ivy Frenger, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Stephen Matthew Griffies, NOAA/GFDL, NJ, United States
Matthew R Mazloff1, Bruce D Cornuelle1, Sarah T Gille2 and Ariane Verdy3, (1)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Marcello Vichi1, Sebastian Skatulla2, Keith MacHutchon3, Ehlke de Jong4, Clare Eayrs5, Jhon Mojica5, David Holland6, Alessandro Toffoli7, Miguel Onorato8, Alberto Alberello7, Clinton Saunders9, Anriette Bekker9 and Warren Joubert10, (1)University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography and Marine Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa, (2)University of Cape Town, Department of Civil Engineering and Marine Research Institute, South Africa, (3)University of Cape Town, Department of Civil Engineering and Marine Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa, (4)University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, (5)New York University Abu Dhabi, Centre for Global Sea Level Change, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, (6)New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States, (7)University of Melbourne, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Parkville, Australia, (8)University of Turin, Department of Physics, Turin, Italy, (9)Stellenbosch University, Sound and Vibration Research Group, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, South Africa, (10)South African Weather Service, South Africa
Ivana Cerovecki, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Andrew Meijers, NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Matthew R Mazloff, SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States, Sarah T Gille, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Veronica Margaret Tamsitt, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Matthew C Long1, Britton B Stephens2, Kathryn McKain3, Colm Sweeney4, Eric A Kort5, Ralph F Keeling6, Andrew R Jacobson7, Eric James Morgan8 and Jonathan D Bent4, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Michigan, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (6)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (7)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Katherine Leonard1,2, Alexander Haumann3, Michael Paul Meredith4, Jennifer Hutchings5, Maria Tsukernik6, Irina Gorodetskaya7, Melanie J Leng8, Gereon Budeus9, Sharon Elisabeth Stammerjohn10, Elisabeth Schlosser11 and Yvonne Weber1, (1)Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, CRYOS, Lausanne, Switzerland, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Center for Climate Systems Modeling, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (4)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (5)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (7)University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, (8)British Geological Survey, Nottingham, United Kingdom, (9)Bremenhaven, Germany, (10)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Sarah Ogle1, Veronica Margaret Tamsitt2, Sarah T Gille1, Simon A Josey3, Ivana Cerovecki2 and Lynne D Talley1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)National Oceanography Center, Southampton, United Kingdom
Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, Marcel du Plessis, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, Sandy Jane Thomalla, CSIR, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory, South Africa, Pedro M. S. Monteiro, CSIR, South Africa and Kevin Schmidt, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, South Africa
Alice K DuVivier, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and William Large, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Sarah T Gille, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Deborah A Le Bel1, Christopher J Zappa1, Giorgio Budillon2 and Arnold L Gordon3, (1)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Channing Prend1, Sarah T Gille1, Matthew R Mazloff2 and Andrew Lucas1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States
Hyein Jeong, Adrian K Turner and Todd Darwin Ringler, Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-3, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Meibing Jin, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Yun Li, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States and Rubao Ji, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA, United States
William Large, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Alice K DuVivier, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Peter P Sullivan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale Microscale Meteorology, Boulder, CO, United States, Edward G Patton, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology, Boulder, CO, United States and Leonel Romero, University of California Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Magdalena M Carranza1, Sarah T Gille1, Peter J. S. Franks1, Kenneth S Johnson2, Robert Pinkel3 and James B Girton4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Lisan Yu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Xiangze Jin, Woods Hole Oceanographic INST, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Eric Werner Schulz, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
Hannah Joy-Warren1, Gert van Dijken1, Katelyn Lewis1, Anne-Carlijn Alderkamp2, Virginia Selz1 and Kevin R Arrigo1, (1)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Foothill College, Department of Biology, Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Justin Small1, Alice K DuVivier1, Daniel B Whitt2, Matthew C Long3, Ian Grooms4 and William Large3, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado Boulder, Applied Mathematics, Boulder, CO, UNITED STATES
Alejandro Cifuentes-Lorenzen, University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, Christopher J Zappa, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Kaylan L Randolph, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States and James B Edson, Univ Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States