HE008:
North Atlantic – Nordic seas – Arctic Ocean heat exchanges: Processes and Impacts


Session ID#: 29748

Session Description:
Exchange flows between the subpolar North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean via the Nordic Seas are key components of the global climate system. The southward deep overflows feed the abyssal limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation affecting global climate, and the northward heat transport by the Atlantic Water affects Arctic sea ice and land ice cover, ecosystems, European weather and global climate. While knowledge of the magnitude of these fluxes and of their driving mechanisms are key to predicting changes on both the Atlantic and the Arctic sides, the processes and timescales involved are poorly understood.

This session invites contributions that address any of the exchange flows, their driving mechanisms, and downstream impacts of changes on either the Atlantic or the Arctic side. It aims to bring together observational, theoretical and numerical work on issues including but not limited to dynamics and kinematics of the regional ocean circulation, local and remote impacts of changes in oceanic heat transports on the atmosphere, sea ice, marine terminating glaciers, and biogeochemistry, and their linkages and predictability.

Primary Chair:  Renske Gelderloos, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Céline Heuzé, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Marius Årthun, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway and Kerstin Jochumsen, University of Hamburg, Institute of Oceanography, Hamburg, Germany
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4513 Decadal ocean variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4568 Turbulence, diffusion, and mixing processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4594 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Dan Jones1, Gaël Forget2, Bablu Sinha3, Simon A Josey3, Andrew Meijers1 and Emily Shuckburgh1, (1)NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Céline Heuzé, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden and Marius Årthun, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
Ryan P North, Kerstin Jochumsen and Martin Moritz, University of Hamburg, Institute of Oceanography, Hamburg, Germany
Mattia Almansi1, Thomas W N Haine2 and Renske Gelderloos1, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States
Xiaobiao Xu, Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Amy S Bower, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Heather H Furey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Stefanie Leonore Ypma, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Caroline A Katsman, Delft University of Technology, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft, Netherlands, Paul Spence, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia and Julie Pietrzak, Delft University of Technology, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Delft, Netherlands
Agatha M De Boer1, Leon Chafik2, David Hutchinson3, David P Stevens4, Qiong Zhang1 and Louise C Sime5, (1)Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)University of Bergen, Sweden, (3)Stockholm University, Sweden, (4)University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, (5)Ice Dynamics and Paleoclimate, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Robert William Helber1, Alan J Wallcraft2, Jay F Shriver3, David A Hebert1 and James D Dykes4, (1)Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)Naval Research Lab Stennis S, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (4)Naval Research Laboratory SSC, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Alex Dickinson1, Nicky White1 and Colm-cille Patrick Caulfield2, (1)University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences (Bullard Laboratories), Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)University of Cambridge, BP Institute/Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Martin Moritz1, Kerstin Jochumsen2 and Ryan P North1, (1)University of Hamburg, Institute of Oceanography, Hamburg, Germany, (2)University of Hamburg, Experimental Oceanography, Hamburg, Germany
Dylan Oldenburg1, Kyle Armour2 and Luanne Thompson1, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
Yarisbel Garcia Quintana1, Xianmin Hu2 and Paul Glen Myers2, (1)University of Alberta, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Carina Bringedal1, Tor Eldevik1, Oeystein Skagseth2 and Michael A Spall3, (1)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Insititute for Marine Research, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (3)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Irena Vankova and David Holland, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Marius Årthun1, Nora Loose1, Helene Asbjørnsen1, Tor Eldevik1, Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu2 and Oeystein Skagseth3, (1)Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, (3)Insititute for Marine Research, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
Karin Margretha Husgard Larsen1, Bogi Hansen1 and Svein Østerhus2, (1)Faroe Marine Research Institute, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, (2)Uni Research, Climate, Bergen, Norway
Marta Trodahl, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway and Pål Erik Isachsen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Oslo, Norway
Goran Bjork, Gothenburg University Sweden, Department of Marine Siences, Gothenburg, United States, Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm University, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, Karen Assmann, Gothenburg University, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, Leif Gunnar Anderson, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University, Department of meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden, Christian Stranne, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center, Durham, NH, United States and Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, Durham, NH, United States
Bogi Hansen1, Karin Margretha Husgard Larsen1, Steffen M. Olsen2, Detlef Quadfasel3, Kerstin Jochumsen4 and Svein Østerhus5, (1)Faroe Marine Research Institute, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, (2)Danish Meteorological Institute, København Ø, Denmark, (3)University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, (4)University of Hamburg, Institute of Experimental Oceanography, Hamburg, Germany, (5)Uni Research, Climate, Bergen, Norway
Younjoo Lee1, Wieslaw Maslowski2, Robert Osinski3, Jaclyn L Clement Kinney2, Agnieszka Beszczynska-Moeller3 and Waldemar Walczowski3, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States, (2)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland
Renske Gelderloos, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States and Thomas W N Haine, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States
Madelyn Mette1, Alan D Wanamaker2, Michael Carroll3, William Ambrose4 and Michael Retelle4, (1)Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States, (2)Iowa State University, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA, United States, (3)Akvaplan-niva AS Polar Environmental Centre, Tromso, Norway, (4)Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States
Catherine Drinkorn, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden and Göran M Björk, Göteborg University, Se-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
Entcho K Demirov, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Canada and Sarah Lundrigan, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Physics and Physical Oceanography, St John's, NF, Canada
Miguel Jimenez-Urias, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and Luanne Thompson, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States