Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Mon, Dec 08, 2008
"Sea Ice and Sea Ice - Climate Interactions"
European Geophysical Union
Vienna, Austria
19-24 April 2009
Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, 13 January 2009 Financial support application deadline: Sunday, 7 December 2008

For further information, please go to: http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2009/

Or contact:
Miguel A. M. Maqueda
Email: mamm@pol.ac.uk

Or:
Daniel Feltham
Email: dlf@cpom.ucl.ac.uk

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Organizers of session CR9.1, "Sea Ice and Sea Ice - Climate Interactions," invite abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations. This session will be convened at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly, being held 19-24 April 2009, in Vienna, Austria. The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, 13 January 2009. The application deadline for financial support is Sunday, 7 December 2008.

Session Description:
The year 2008 witnessed yet another record minimum sea ice extent in the Arctic. Some climate models now predict that summer arctic sea ice might altogether disappear in 30 or 40 years. While the effects of a shrinking sea ice cover on global climate, ocean circulation and marine biology are expected to be quite significant, they are very difficult to evaluate because of the very incomplete understanding of the polar climate components and the limited ability to model them.

The scientific community is investing considerable effort in organizing current knowledge of the physical and biogeochemical properties of sea ice, exploring poorly understood sea ice processes, and forecasting future changes of the sea ice cover and their impact on the natural world and human activities, such as the exploitation of gas, oil and mineral resources, navigation, tourism, and military operations.

In this session, contributions regarding all aspects of sea ice science and sea ice-climate interactions are invited. Oral presentations and posters on snow and sea ice thermodynamics and dynamics, sea ice-atmosphere, and sea ice-ocean interactions, sea ice biological and chemical processes, and sea ice models will be welcome."

To submit an abstract, follow the link in the session description page:  http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2009/session/368.

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is Tuesday, 13 January 2009. The application deadline for financial support is Sunday, 7 December 2008.

For further information about this session, please contact:
Miguel A. M. Maqueda
Email: mamm@pol.ac.uk

Or:
Daniel Feltham
Email: dlf@cpom.ucl.ac.uk