HE51A:
Moving Beyond Melt: The Impact of Melting Glaciers, Icebergs, and Sea Ice on Ocean Environments I

Session ID#: 92369

Session Description:
Rapid changes in sea-ice cover and ice sheets, occurring at both poles, have sparked increasing interest in determining their climatic drivers and their global implications, such as reduced albedo or sea level rise. The local and regional impacts of melting ice on the ocean, on the other hand, have received comparatively less attention. The polar oceans are primarily stratified in salinity and freshwater forcing has direct impact on water mass transformation. Beyond the direct effect of a predicted increase in freshwater input from the polar cryosphere, there is growing evidence that variations in ice melt can also have significant impact on ocean biogeochemistry, marine ecosystems, sedimentation and sediment transport, air-sea exchange and regional ocean circulation. Here we solicit observational, modeling, and theoretical studies that address the impact of melting glaciers, ice sheets, sea-ice and icebergs on the physical, chemical and biological ocean, on marine ecosystems and on the regional economies that depend on marine ecosystem services.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CT - Chemical Tracers, Organic Matter and Trace Elements
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Primary Chair:  Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Johnna Holding, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark, Fiammetta Straneo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Lars Henrik Smedsrud, University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute, Bergen, Norway
Primary Liaison:  Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Moderators:  Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States and Fiammetta Straneo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

A sensitivity analysis to determine conditions necessary for meltwater-enhanced nutrient export from Greenland’s glacial fjords (656528)
Hilde Oliver1, Renato M Castelao2 and Patricia L Yager2, (1)University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, (2)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Depth and properties of freshwater export from the Greenland ice sheet to the ocean (644142)
Donald Slater and Fiammetta Straneo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Preliminary Assessment of Physical Oceanographic Forcing in Summer on Outlet Glaciers of Devon Ice Cap's Croker Bay and the Downstream Marine Ecological Response (656987)
Nicole Trenholm, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Annapolis, MD, United States and Donglai Gong, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States
Observations of Iceberg Meltwater Distribution in Sermilik Fjord, Southeast Greenland (653704)
Margaret Ruth Lindeman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States, Fiammetta Straneo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Hanumant Singh, Northeastern University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston, MA, United States, Claudia Cenedese, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, David Sutherland, University of Oregon, Department of Earth Sciences, Eugene, OR, United States, Kristin M Schild, University of Maine, Earth and Climate Sciences, Orono, ME, United States and Dan Duncan, University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Quantifying calving flux from underwater noise of iceberg impact (654501)
Oskar Glowacki, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory, La Jolla, CA, United States and Grant B Deane, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States
Pressurized air bubble injections disturb near-ice boundary-layer dynamics (649739)
Meagan E. Wengrove, Oregon State University, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, Erin C Pettit, Oregon State, Corvallis, Oregon, United States and Jonathan D Nash, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Assessing Seasonal and Annual Changes in Glacier Ice Habitat for Harbor Seals in a Tidewater Glacier Fjord in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (649002)
Jamie N. Womble1, Perry J. Williams2, Robert W McNabb3,4, Anupma Prakash5, Rudiger Gens6, Ben Sedinger2 and Cheyenne Acevedo2, (1)National Park Service, Southeast Alaska Inventory & Monitoring Network, Glacier Bay Field Station, Juneau, AK, United States, (2)University of Nevada Reno, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Reno, NV, United States, (3)Geophysical Institute - UAF, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (4)University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences, Oslo, Norway, (5)Univ Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (6)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Changing Ice Morphology as a Driver for Highly Energetic Near-Terminus Ocean Dynamics (654160)
Jonathan D Nash1, Erin C Pettit2, Rebecca H Jackson3, Marguerite Shaya4, David Sutherland5, Christian Keinholz6, Jason M Amundson6, Eric D Skyllingstad7, Nicole Abib8, Meagan E. Wengrove9 and Dylan Winters7, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State, Corvallis, Oregon, United States, (3)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States, (5)University of Oregon, Department of Earth Sciences, Eugene, OR, United States, (6)University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, United States, (7)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (8)University of Oregon, Eugene, United States, (9)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, United States