CP43B:
Interdisciplinary Approaches for Understanding Coastal Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemical Processes and Budgets III

Session ID#: 93075

Session Description:
The coastal ocean, including estuaries, tidal wetlands, continental shelf waters, and coastal upwelling regions, is highly productive and plays a role in the global cycles of carbon and other elements that is much larger than its area would indicate. The necessity to understand coastal biogeochemical processes is increasing as human activity creates problems such as eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, and hypoxia. In addition, climate change effects, such as warming, sea-level rise, acidification, and changing streamflow, will interact with these problems in complex ways. Our understanding of the role of these changes in the coastal ocean for a larger context is also hampered as the interaction of coastal regions and shelf seas with the global oceans is often treated as a “boundary condition problem” for the respective fields of study.

We invite observational (in situ and remote sensing), modeling, and theoretical investigations that reduce knowledge gaps and uncertainties in processes and budgets related to inorganic and organic coastal carbon and biogeochemistry. Of particular interest are interdisciplinary investigations that go beyond individual systems and enhance fundamental process understanding that has implications across the coastal ocean. Studies of changes in coastal ocean carbon and biogeochemistry due to climate and anthropogenic are also encouraged.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Holger Brix, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Co-Chair:  Raymond Najjar, The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, University Park, PA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Holger Brix, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Moderators:  Sophie N Chu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Yoana G Voynova, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany and Raymond Najjar, The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, University Park, PA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Holger Brix, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Biogeochemical Regionalization, Variability and Trends of British Columbia’s Coastal Ocean (654686)
Andrew Margolin1, Hayley V Dosser2,3, Jennifer Jackson3, Patrick Rosales Pata1, Stephanie Waterman4 and Brian Hunt1,5, (1)University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (2)University of British Columbia, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (3)Hakai Institute, Victoria, BC, Canada, (4)University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (5)Hakai Institute, Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence for Large Terrestrial Carbon Inputs to the Global Ocean (649258)
Eun Young Kwon1, Timothy J DeVries2, Eric D Galbraith3, Jeomshik Hwang4, Guebuem Kim5 and Axel Timmermann1, (1)Center for Climate Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Busan, South Korea, (2)University of California, Santa Barabara, Earth Research Institute and Department of Geography, Santa Barabara, United States, (3)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (4)Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (5)Seoul Natl Univ NS80, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Physical Controls on Estuarine Gas Exchange: The Estuarine Gas Exchange Maximum (GEM) (651063)
Malcolm E Scully, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Modulation of CO2 Air-Sea Exchange by Along-Channel Winds in Chesapeake Bay (647621)
Jennifer A Thomas and Malcolm E Scully, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Satellite-based characterizations of tidal wetland hydrology to provide volumetric water flux estimates in support of wetland-estuary biogeochemical exchange characterization (654854)
Brian Thomas Lamb, CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, New York, NY, United States, Maria Tzortziou, CUNY City College of New York, New York, United States and Kyle C McDonald, City University of New York - City College, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Primary stressors and mechanisms impacting the long-term variability of the Chesapeake Bay carbonate system (654920)
Fei Da1, Marjorie A. M. Friedrichs1, Pierre St-Laurent1, Elizabeth Shadwick2 and Raymond Najjar3, (1)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (2)CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (3)The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, University Park, PA, United States
Seasonal and Spatial Variability in Surface pCO2 and Air-water CO2 Flux in the Chesapeake Bay (655514)
Baoshan Chen1, Wei-Jun Cai1, Jean Brodeur1, Najid Hussain1, Jeremy M Testa2, Wenfei Ni3 and Qian Li1, (1)University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States, (2)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD, United States
Static Monitoring versus Directional Water Quality Data for Coastal Monitoring Programs (657944)
Henry Briceno1, Raymond Najjar2, Chuanmin Hu3, Maria Herrmann2, David C English4, Reinaldo F Garcia5 and Jeff Absten6, (1)United States, (2)The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, University Park, PA, United States, (3)University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Optical Oceanography, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (4)University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, (5)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (6)Florida International University, Miami, United States