PL23A:
Ocean Salinity in Support of Scientific and Environmental Demands II

Session ID#: 92677

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:

Mesoscale eddies in satellite observations of SSS and inferred eddy freshwater transports (644679)
Oleg Melnichenko1, Peter W Hacker2 and Vasco Mueller1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, IPRC, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)HIGP, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Lagrangian reconstruction of sea surface salinity to extract small-scale variability from SMAP (653149)
Bàrbara Barceló-Llull, Kyla Drushka, Peter Gaube and Alice Della Penna, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Assessing the impacts of tropical rainfall on near-surface salinity and turbulence using observations from the SPURS-2 experiment and a 1-D forced model (643963)
Suneil Iyer, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States; Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Kyla Drushka, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Salinity Physics in the ITCZ - Modelling of Freshwater Lenses Constrained by In Situ Observations (657919)
Julian J Schanze1, Scott R Springer2, Elizabeth Jennifer Thompson3, Gary S E Lagerloef2 and Raymond W Schmitt4, (1)Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Earth & Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NOAA PSL, Physical Sciences Lab, Boulder, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Mean Structure of the Ocean surface Haline wake left by Tropical Cyclones as observed by SMOS and SMAP (647061)
Reul Nicolas, IFREMER, Plouzané, France, Bertrand Chapron, IFREMER, Univ. Brest, CNRS, IRD, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Brest, France, Semyon Grodsky, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, Sebastien Guimbard, OceanScope, Brest, France, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia, Gregory R Foltz, NOAA/AOML, Miami, United States and Karthik Balaguru, PNNL, Marine Sciences Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity Validation and the Observations of the plume of Hurricane Dorian (657951)
Hsun-Ying Kao, Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States and Gary S E Lagerloef, Earth & Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States
A Novel Absolute Salinity Sensor for Ocean Science (647453)
Jason Kapit, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States