CL4.2/OS1.3Inter-Ocean Gateways: Past, Modern and Future Processes and Environments (co-organized)
|Convener: K. Husum | Co-Conveners: R. F. Spielhagen , G. Lohmann , U. Schauer , L. Jonkers , G. Knorr
Recent changes in meridional transfer of ocean heat to the Arctic Ocean are considered as some of the most important factors contributing to the present polar amplification of global warming. Water mass exchanges between the Arctic and the North Atlantic take place in Fram Strait and the Barents Sea, and are intricately connected with atmospheric and cryospheric processes at play in this region.
We invite contributions based on paleo-proxies, instrumental data, as well as modelling experiment dealing with Interglacials (including Holocene), modern and future dynamics of ocean circulation and environmental changes in the vicinity of these Arctic-Atlantic gateways.
This session is sponsored by the FP7 Initial Training Network “The Changing Arctic and Subarctic Environment (CASE)”.