PL21A:
Ocean Salinity in Support of Scientific and Environmental Demands I

Session ID#: 92673

Session Description:
The session welcomes contributions highlighting the importance of salinity in oceanographic studies and environmental applications. Potential topics include the role of salinity in enhancing our knowledge of Earth system interaction; linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and land, including hydrological and biogeochemical cycles; ocean circulation; and climate variability and predictability. We invite a broad range of studies that utilize the current salinity observing system consisting of in situ and satellite platforms, as well estimates from data assimilation products and climate model projections. The joint use of salinity and other physical, biological, and chemical variables that stimulate the collaboration between different communities is appreciated. Studies highlighting the utility of salinity measurements in environmental assessments, operational oceanography and forecasts, and the development of science-informed decisions are particularly encouraged.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Co-chairs:  Audrey Emilie Alice Hasson, LOCEAN ESA/CNRS, Paris Cedex 05, France, Severine Fournier, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States and Kyla Drushka, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Moderators:  Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, United States and Audrey Emilie Alice Hasson, Observatory Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, United States and Kyla Drushka, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

2019 Arctic Saildrone field campaign: measurements of sea surface salinity and temperature for validation of satellite retrievals (647229)
Chelle L Gentemann1, Peter J Minnett2, Michael Steele3, Jorge Vazquez4, Wenquing Tang5, Jacob Hoyer6, Sotirios Skarpalezos6, Chidong Zhang7, Dongxiao Zhang8 and Richard Jenkins9, (1)Farallon Institute, Petaluma, CA, United States, (2)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, Department of Ocean Sciences, Miami, United States, (3)Univ Washington, Seattle, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, (6)Danish Meteorological Institute, København Ø, Denmark, (7)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States, (8)CICOES/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States, (9)Saildrone Inc, Alameda, CA, United States
Continental and sea ice melting signature in Arctic sea surface salinity (643588)
Justino Martínez1, Carolina Gabarró2, Antonio Turiel1, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy1, Estrella Olmedo2, Cristina González-Haro1, Veronica Gonzalez-Gambau2, Roshin P. Raj3, Laurent Bertino3, Jiping Xie3, Rafael Catany4 and Manuel Arias4, (1)Institute of Marine Sciences, CSIC, Physical and Technological Oceanography, Barcelona, Spain, (2)Barcelona Expert Center, Institute of Marine Sciences, CSIC, Physical and Technological Oceanography, Barcelona, Spain, (3)Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway, (4)Argans Ltd., Plymouth, United Kingdom
Remote Sensing Observations of Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the South China Sea (647730)
Daling Li Yi, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, CA, United States, Oleg Melnichenko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, IPRC, Honolulu, HI, United States, Peter W Hacker, HIGP, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and James T Potemra, Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Ocean subsurface salinity changes yield an anthropogenic climate change signal (639619)
Lijing Cheng, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Beijing, China and John P Abraham, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, United States
Salt Budget in the Arabian Gulf and Effects of Water Desalination (650295)
Filipe Vieira1, Edmo J Campos2,3, Georgenes Cavalcante4,5, Mohamed Abouleish1, Sakib Shahriar6 and Reem Mohamed1, (1)College of Arts and Sciences of the American University of Sharjah, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (2)USP University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (3)College of Arts and Science of the American University of Sharjah, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (4)College of Arts and Science of the American University of Sharjah, Department of Biological, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (5)Instituto de Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil, (6)College of Engineering American University of Sharjah, Computer Engineering, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Barrier Layers and Temperature Inversions form at Sea Surface Salinity fronts in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Fresh Pool (648583)
Shota Katsura, Scripps institution of Oceanography, United States and Janet Sprintall, Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States