Convener: Dmitry Dukhovskoy, Florida State University 


Observational data show that the Arctic Ocean environment has significantly and rapidly changed over the last few decades - change which is unprecedented in the observational record. One of the most prominent signs of Arctic climate change in recent years has been a reduction in both sea ice extent and thickness. This session will bring together results from numerical modeling, observational studies, and theoretical investigation addressing problems related to the role of freshwater in Arctic and global climate change.