Alaska CSC News
CSC Research Affiliates to Sponsor Session at Fall AGU Meeting
Researchers and collaborators from the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring a session at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. See below for more information on the sessions.
Session Description: Glaciers in most regions of the world are losing mass and many mountain glaciers at lower altitude are predicted to disappear within decades. These climate-driven changes in glacier mass are impacting runoff rates and have downstream implications that include: shifts in aquatic biogeochemistry and food webs, changes in land-to-ocean fluxes of freshwater and alterations to coastal currents. This session seeks to bring together research in different disciplines addressing the physical, chemical and ecological impacts of glacier change on downstream ecosystems. We are interested in fieldwork and modeling studies from glaciers and ice sheets that highlight the local to global relevance of glacier retreat.
For more information, please contact the session conveners: Eran Hood (Univ. Alaska Southeast, firstname.lastname@example.org), Tom Battin (University of Vienna, email@example.com), Jemma Wadham (University of Bristol, firstname.lastname@example.org), and Shad O’Neel (US Geological Survey, email@example.com).