CR7.1

Decreasing sea-ice coverage, increasing permafrost-derived inputs and increasing glacier discharge will continue to affect the Arctic Ocean region in coming decades under all future climate scenarios. Such changes at the interface between the ocean and the cryosphere across the Arctic basin raise questions about the downstream effects in marine ecosystems, particularly with respect to ecosystem services such as fisheries and carbon sequestration. In order to understand the effect of changing cryosphere-derived inputs on the Arctic marine environment, knowledge concerning the physical and biochemical perturbations occurring in the sea ice and water column and the structure, function and resilience of affected ecosystems must be integrated.
In this session we explicitly welcome cross-disciplinary attempts to understand how far reaching the effects of sea-ice, permafrost derived material and glacial changes are on marine biogeochemistry, productivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Topics may include, yet are not limited to, the effect of sea-ice, permafrost, and glacier discharge on sea-ice and water column structure, primary and secondary production, community structure, macronutrient and micronutrient availability, microbial processes, the carbonate system, and the biological carbon pump. Modelling experiments, and studies based on long-term observational records including sediment traps and proxy reconstructions from marine sediment cores are also welcome.

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Co-organized by BG4/CL4/OS3
Convener: Sofia Ribeiro | Co-conveners: Mark HopwoodECSECS, Anna Pienkowski, Letizia Tedesco
Decreasing sea-ice coverage, increasing permafrost-derived inputs and increasing glacier discharge will continue to affect the Arctic Ocean region in coming decades under all future climate scenarios. Such changes at the interface between the ocean and the cryosphere across the Arctic basin raise questions about the downstream effects in marine ecosystems, particularly with respect to ecosystem services such as fisheries and carbon sequestration. In order to understand the effect of changing cryosphere-derived inputs on the Arctic marine environment, knowledge concerning the physical and biochemical perturbations occurring in the sea ice and water column and the structure, function and resilience of affected ecosystems must be integrated.
In this session we explicitly welcome cross-disciplinary attempts to understand how far reaching the effects of sea-ice, permafrost derived material and glacial changes are on marine biogeochemistry, productivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Topics may include, yet are not limited to, the effect of sea-ice, permafrost, and glacier discharge on sea-ice and water column structure, primary and secondary production, community structure, macronutrient and micronutrient availability, microbial processes, the carbonate system, and the biological carbon pump. Modelling experiments, and studies based on long-term observational records including sediment traps and proxy reconstructions from marine sediment cores are also welcome.