Technical Session 1A

Opening the Arctic: Science Challenges to Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change

Tuesday, November 30, 1:45–5:00 pm

Chair:  CAPT Timothy Gallaudet, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy – Task Force Climate Change
Keynote:  Dr. Linwood Vincent, Office of Naval Research – Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division

The Arctic poses unique challenges relative to climate change that will have profound implications for how the Navy operates and sustains its current and emerging missions in the Arctic. From reductions in seasonal sea ice that open up new shipping routes, to amplified coastal erosion, to melting permafrost, climate change is likely to alter the environment in ways that introduce new physical processes and unexpected ecological changes. This session explored the variety of science challenges that now confront our understanding of the Arctic and the Navy’s ability to conduct its activities on the sea and on land in an environmentally sound manner in this unique region.






1:45 PM 1:55 PM Welcome & Introduction by the Session Chair CAPT Timothy Gallaudet Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy – Task Force Climate Change
1:55 PM 2:25 PM KEYNOTE: Science Needs in an Opening Arctic
(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Linwood Vincent Office of Naval Research – Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division
2:25 PM 2:50 PM Climate Warming and the Role of Feedbacks in the Arctic System
(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Larry Hinzman University of Alaska, Fairbanks – International Arctic Research Center
2:50 PM 3:15 PM Impact of Arctic Change on Marine Mammals
(Abstract) (Presentation not available)
Dr. Kristin Laidre University of Washington – Applied Physics Laboratory – Polar Science Center
3:15 PM 3:35 PM Break    
3:35 PM 4:00 PM Methane Release from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) and the Potential for Abrupt Climate Changes
(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Natalia Shakhova University of Alaska, Fairbanks – International Arctic Research Center
4:00 PM 4:25 PM Climate Model Uncertainties in Projecting Future Arctic Sea Ice Loss
(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Marika Holland National Center for Atmospheric Research
4:25 PM 4:50 PM U.S. Government Perspective on Arctic Research
(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. John Farrell U.S. Arctic Research Commission
4:50 PM 5:00 PM Discussion/Wrap-Up CAPT Timothy Gallaudet  

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