Advances in Land Ice-Ocean Interactions at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017
We invite abstract submissions to session C002: “Advances in land ice-ocean interactions: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Synthesis” at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017.
Abstract: Ice mass loss from marine-terminating glaciers and terrestrial ice sheets, with or without floating ice shelves, is a major contributor to global sea level rise. Our understanding of the physical
processes controlling glacier-ocean interactions, however, is limited. We welcome submissions from across glaciological and oceanographic disciplines that exploit observational, modelling or theoretical methods to study land ice-ocean interactions. Particularly
encouraged are submissions that exploit advances in our satellite remote sensing capabilities (e.g., Sentinel’s, Landsat-8, CryoSat-2 & ICESat). Example topics include: ocean circulation at ice sheet margins; ice velocity and elevation changes in response
to oceanic forcing; ice melt beneath ice shelves and at tidewater glacier margins; icebergs and ice mélange; bathymetry, and glacier observations; climate sensitivity of physical processes controlling ice-ocean interactions; development of coupled ice-ocean