Cracks in the Cryosphere: How Changes in Sea Ice Perturb the Polar Ocean Carbon Cycle.

An Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Seminar presented by Brice Loose, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room MSB 7124

This seminar highlights a faculty search candidate. To arrange a meeting with the candidate please e-mail melisl@atmos.ucla.edu or dawnz@atmos.ucla.edu directly.

Abstract

The fractious nature of sea ice produces irregular features that cascade from the scale of individual ice crystals to that of the basin-wide ice pack.  These irregular structures provide unique pathways for material transport between the atmosphere, ice and ocean, making sea ice an ecological province, an engine for deep water formation and a driver for air-sea exchange of gases.  This talk will explore the known knowns and the known unknowns of how sea ice is coupled to the polar ocean carbon cycle.

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SEMINAR at 3:30 PM
Room MSB 7124
SEMINAR TEA:  4:30-5:00PM (MSB 7124B)