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ASSW 2023 Science Symposium: Session on Atmosphere-Ocean-Sea Ice Interaction in the Polar Climate System

17.02.2023 – 24.02.2023
Vienna, Austria

This session will highlight recent advances in our understanding of atmosphere-ocean-sea ice interactions, as well as new tools and datasets that can help close knowledge gaps in this area. We welcome observational and numerical modelling studies of physical and chemical atmospheric and ocean processes that underlie interactions in the coupled climate system in both the Arctic and Antarctic. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions, and their role in the coupled system
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) dynamics and its interactions with the sea-ice surface – Sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics, e.g. wind-driven sea-ice drift, snow on ice
  • Upper ocean mixing processes
  • Sea ice biogeochemistry and interactions at interfaces with sea ice
  • Snow on sea ice and its role in the coupled ocean-ice-atmosphere system
  • Surface energy budget of the coupled system, including contributions of ABL-dependent turbulent fluxes, clouds and radiative fluxes, precipitation, and factors controlling snow/sea ice albedo.

Presentations showcasing recent or emerging tools, observational campaigns, or remote sensing datasets are encouraged.

This session is organised jointly with our sister project CRiceS.

Abstracts can be submitted here. The deadline is 20 September 2022.

Session Conveners:

  • Priscilla A. Mooney (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway) 
  • Risto Makkonen (Finnish Meteorological Institute / University of Helsinki, Finland) 
  • Jennie Thomas (Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, IRD / Sorbonne Université, UVSQ, CNRS, France)
Event type: Science Symposium