Session 5 Cryosphere and Terrestrial Processes

Wednesday, 4 May 2011: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Rooftop Ballroom (15th Floor) (Omni Parker House )
Host: 11th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography
Jessica Cherry, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center and Institute of Northern Engineering, Fairbanks, AK

8:30 AM
Students investigate climate change in polar regions using cryospheric (permafrost, sea ice, ice sheets) data records
Marian H. Grogan, TERC, Cambridge, MA; and F. Fetterer, M. C. Serreze, D. Ivanova, J. Weber, H. Wilcox, and T. Ledley
9:00 AM
Evidence relating diminished Arctic sea ice to Siberian snow cover
Allan Frei, Hunter College, New York, NY; and D. Ghatak, J. Stroeve, G. Gong, D. A. Robinson, and J. Cohen
9:15 AM
Tundra burning in 2007: did sea ice matter?
Vladimir A. Alexeev, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

9:30 AM
Seasonality of climate parameters that characterize Arctic tundra vegetation
Uma Bhatt, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and D. Walker, M. Raynolds, P. Bieniek, J. Comiso, J. Pinzon, and C. J. Tucker
9:45 AM
Arctic snow and sea ice response to melt season atmospheric forcing across the land-ocean boundary
Angela C. Bliss, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and M. R. Anderson
10:00 AM

10:30 AM
Inter-annual variations in pan-Arctic snowmelt onset and their relationship to atmospheric conditions
Libo Wang, Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada; and G. Wolken, M. Sharp, S. Howell, C. Derksen, R. Brown, and T. Markus

10:45 AM
Regions of autumn Eurasian snow cover and North American winter temperatures
Thomas L. Mote, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and E. R. Kutney

11:00 AM
Light-absorbing impurities in Arctic snow
Stephen G. Warren, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Doherty, T. C. Grenfell, R. Brandt, and A. Clarke
11:15 AM
Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance using Polar WRF
David T. Decker, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH; and J. Box, L. S. Bai, D. H. Bromwich, and R. J. Benson
11:30 AM
Natural variability in surface conditions of the Greenland ice sheet
Heather J. Andres, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and W. R. Peltier

11:45 AM
Sensitivity studies of ice flow acceleration in response to increased ice shelf melting in the region of Pine Island Glacier
Eric Y. Larour, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Rignot, D. Menemenlis, M. Schodlok, H. Seroussi, and M. Morlighem

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