AGU Session A121: Surface-atmosphere interactions in the Arctic and Antarctic
We invite you to consider submitting your abstract to session A121:
“Surface-atmosphere interactions in the Arctic and Antarctic” for the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.
Recent, rapid changes in the cryospheric cover of the polar regions have significant implications for human activities and global climate. The surface properties of sea ice, snow, and ice sheets are influenced by exchanges of energy and
moisture with the overlying atmosphere, which in turn affects atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles, boundary layer structure, and cloud properties. Understanding the complex interactions within the Arctic and Antarctic cryospheric systems requires
innovative observational and modeling applications. This session invites contributions on recent activities and insights on polar atmospheric processes and their physical, chemical, and biological interactions with polar surfaces. We welcome papers that apply
novel uses of in situ, satellite, and aircraft observational campaigns such as MOSAiC, AC3, and ARISE, and coordinated modeling activities for improving polar predictability. Topics related to boundary layer structure, surface energy and mass budgets, and
surface coupling with cloud and aerosol processes are encouraged.