Jul 23 2013

AKCSC Researchers Sponsor AGU Session

Researchers affiliated with the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring a session titled, “Glacier Change: Implications for Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Oceanography” (session # GC018) at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

The session is intended to explore the interactions between glaciers and hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology, and oceanography. Glaciers in most regions of the world are losing mass and many mountain glaciers at lower altitude are predicted to disappear within decades. These climate-driven changes in glacier mass are impacting runoff rates and have downstream implications that include: shifts in aquatic biogeochemistry and food webs, changes in land-to-ocean fluxes of freshwater and alterations to coastal currents. This session seeks to bring together research in different disciplines addressing the physical, chemical and ecological impacts of glacier change on downstream ecosystems. We are interested in fieldwork and modeling studies from glaciers and ice sheets that highlight the local to global relevance of glacier retreat.

Please consider submitting an abstract. The deadline is August 6, 2013.


For more information, please contact the session conveners: Eran Hood (Univ. Alaska Southeast, eran.hood_at_uas.alaska.edu), Tom Battin (University of Vienna, tom.battin_at_univie.ac.at), Jemma Wadham (University of Bristol, j.l.wadham_at_bris.ac.uk), and Shad O’Neel (US Geological Survey, soneel_at_usgs.gov).