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Workshop #15, November 1-4, 2011

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AOMIP School for young scientists

Clark Building, Room 507

8:45     9:00       Coffee

9:00     9:15       Mike Steele and Andrey Proshutinsky: Introduction (welcome, AOMIP workshop school major goals and tasks, school agenda)

9:15     9:55       Mary-Louise Timmermans (Yale University, USA):  Structure and dynamics of the upper Arctic Ocean

9:55    10:05      Questions, discussions

10:05    10:45    Daniel Feltham (CPOM, University College London, UK):  Melt ponds: from understanding of controlling physics to climate model parameterization
10:45    10:55    Questions, discussions

10:55    11:15    Coffee break

11:15    11:55    Peter Gent (NCAR, USA):  Eddy parameterization in models

11:55    12:05    Questions, discussions

12:05    13:00    Lunch

13:00    14:00   “Outreach Fair” for demonstrations and exchange of ideas

14:00    14:40     Fiamma Straneo (WHOI, USA):  Ice sheet - ocean interactions

14:40    14:50     Questions, discussions

14:50    15:30     Ron Lindsay (UW, USA):  Sea ice prediction

15:30    15:40     Questions, discussions

15:40    16:00     Coffee break

16:00    16:40      Mike Steele (UW, USA): Heat in the Arctic Ocean

16:40    16:50     Questions, discussions

18:00    21:30     Martha Vineyard Island trip: (Weather permitting)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Clark Building, Room 507

8:45     9:00      Coffee

9:00     9:15      Andrey Proshutinsky: Introduction (welcome and workshop major goals and tasks)

SESSION 1:    Transports via straits, heat and freshwater content transformations (Conveners: Alexandra Jahn and Rebecca Woodgate)

09:15 – 09:30 Jahn Alexandra (, NCAR, USA: “Seasonal cycle of the Fram Strait freshwater export: a multi-model perspective”

09:30 – 09:45 Nudds Shannon (, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada: “Variability and trends in transport through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago”

09:45 – 10:00 Maslowski Wieslaw ( T. McGeehan, NPS, USA: “Volume and Freshwater Fluxes through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: Model Evaluation and Control Mechanisms”

10:00 – 10:15 Woodgate Rebecca (, UW, USA): “Velocity structure in the Bering Strait, and its implications for Arctic modeling”

10:15 – 10:30 Platov Gennady (, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia: “A Numerical Study of Deep and Intermediate Water Formation in Arctic Ocean”

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:00 Zhang, Xiagdong (, IARC, UAF, USA: “Examining Regional Variability of Arctic Freshwater From 3D Ocean Dynamic Processes

11:00– 11:15 Dmitrenko Igor (, GEOMAR, Germany: “Atlantic Water inflow into the Arctic Ocean through the St. Anna Trough”

11:15 – 11:30 Prinsenberg Simon et al. (, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada: “The observed variability in 12-years of the Volume Transports through Lancaster Sound and its dependence on the far-field wind field in the Beaufort and Greenland Seas”

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion: Problems of water transports via straits and open boundaries (Moderators: Alexandra Jahn and Rebecca Woodgate)

12:00– 13:00 Lunch


SESSION 2:    Sea ice observations and modeling (Conveners: Elizabeth Hunke and Ronald Lindsay)

13:00 – 13:15 Lindsay Ronald (, UW, USA: “A new unified sea ice thickness data set and uncertainty in modeled sea ice volume”

13:15 – 13:30 Hunke Elizabeth (, LANL, USA: “Progress and plans for the CICE sea ice model”

13:30 – 13:45 Martin Torge (, UW, USA, R. Gerdes and F. Kauker (AWI, Germany): "Using free-drift simulations to understand trends in Arctic sea-ice motion".

13:45 – 14:00 Rampal Pierre (rampal@MIT.EDU), MIT, USA: “Towards estimating the Arctic sea ice age with the MITgcm”

14:00 – 14:15 Tremblay Bruno (, McGill University, Canada: “The summer sea ice mass balance as derived from an IMB north of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

14:15 – 14:30 Spreen Gunar (, JPL, USA: “Arctic Sea Ice Deformation and Model Evaluation Using the MITgcm and Satellite Observations

14:30 – 15:00 Discussion: Sea ice and ice-related modeling and observing (Moderators: Elizabeth Hunke and Ronald Lindsay)

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break


SESSION 3: Arctic Ocean water properties and dynamics (Conveners: Greg Holloway and Evgeny Aksenov)

15:15 – 15:30 Yang Jiayan (, WHOI, USA: “Spin up of the Arctic wind-driven circulation.”

15:30– 15:45 Aksenov Yevgeny et al. ( NOC Southampton, UK: “Pacific water as simulated in the Arctic models: what have we learned from the AOMIP coordinated experiments?”

15:45 – 16:00 Hollloway Greg ( Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada: “The Arctic 3 million years ago: relevance and a challenge today”

16:00 – 16:15 Cole Silvia T. ( J. M. Toole, M.-L. Timmermans, R. A. Krishfield, and F. T. Thwaites, WHOI, USA: “Ekman veering, inertial motions and turbulent fluxes observed under Arctic sea-ice."

16:15– 16:30 Proshutinsky Andrey (, et al., WHOI, USA: Coordinated experiments to identify roles of wind and thermal forcing on the dynamics of the Arctic Ocean

16:30 – 16:45 Timmermans, M.-L. (, Yale University), S. Cole and J. Toole (WHOI): “Horizontal density structure and restratification of the Arctic Ocean surface layer”

16:45 – 17:00 Lique Camille and Mike Steele (, UW, USA: “On the seasonal cycle of the Atlantic water temperature within the Arctic Basin

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion: Causes of the Arctic Ocean hydrography and dynamics change (Moderators: Greg Holloway and Evgeny Aksenov)

17:30 – 19:00 Reception, Clark 507

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clark Building, Room 507

8:30 – 8:45 Coffee

SESSION 4:    Arctic Ocean Ecosystem: observations and modeling (Convener: Katya Popova and Mike Steele)

08:45 – 09:00 Sheldon Bacon ( ), Sinhue Torres-Valdes, Takamasa Tsubouchi, Alberto Naveira Garabato, NOC, Southampton, UK: “A near-synoptic nutrient budget for the Arctic Ocean”

09:00 – 09:15 Popova Ekaterina ( NOC Southampton, UK:  “Ecosystem dynamics in Arctic models: role of physical process”

09:15 – 09:30 Mahadevan Amala (, WHOI, USA: “Vertical transport of heat and nutrients by near-surface submesoscale eddies”

09:30 – 09:45 Malakhova Valentina and Elena Golubeva: (, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia:  “Dissolved methane anomalies over the East-Siberian Arctic Shelf: Modeling results”.

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break

10:00 – 11:00 Physical Oceanography seminar: Gent Peter (, UCAR, USA: “CCM4 – new community climate system model version and results”

11:00 – 11:30 Discussion:  Future directions of AOMIP involvement in ecosystem and geochemistry dynamics modeling (Moderator: Katya Popova and Mike Steele)

SESSION 5:    Satellite-based analysis and methods for the Arctic Ocean (Conveners: Seymour Laxon and Sinead Farrel)

11:30– 11:45 Farrell Sinead L. ( ESSIC/CICS/Univ. Maryland: “Arctic Ocean Topography and Lead Statistics from Altimetry: An observational validation data-set for AOMIP”

11:45 – 12:00 Peralta-Ferriz Cecilia ( UW, USA: “A new estimation of the time-varying Arctic Ocean bottom pressure using GRACE and two ocean models: validation and interpretation.”

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:15 Laxon Seymour (, University College London, UK: “CryoSat-2 measurements in the Arctic”

13:15 – 13:30 Giles, Katherine (, University College London, UK: “Changes in Arctic sea surface height between 1995 and 2011 from ERS-2 and Envisat”

13:30 – 13:45 Carton Jim and Chepurin Gennady (;, University of Maryland, USA : “Historical satellite SST data set and its relationship to heat storage in the Arctic”

13:45 – 14:00 Newton Robert (, Columbia University, USA: “Data analysis results from the satellite ice motion dataset”

14:00 – 14:30 Discussion: Synthesis of satellite, in situ and modeling data (Moderators: Seymour Laxon and Sinead Farrel)

SESSION 6:   Models and model validation (Conveners: Torge Martin and Andrey Proshutinsky )

14:30 – 14:45 Dukhovskoy Dmitry (, Eric Chassignet (FSU COAPS), Joe Metzger, Pam Posey, Alan Wallcraft (NRL SSC), USA: “"On vertical discretization in the HYCOM/CICE Arctic Ocean modeling system"

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 15:15 Golubeva Elena (, Gennady Platov and Dina Yusupova, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics,  Novosibirsk, Russia: “Numerical modeling of the Atlantic Water distribution in the upper Arctic Ocean: Sensitivity studies.”

15:15 – 15:30 Luneva Marya ( and J. Holt, NOC Liverpool, UK: “The effect of tides on the hydro-physical fields in the NEMO-shelf Arctic Ocean model.”

15:30 – 15:45 Wang Qiang ( AWI, Germany: “Arctic Ocean modeling with the Finite Element Sea-ice Ocean Model”

15:45– 16:00 Chen, Chen (, G. Gao, A. Proshutinsky and R. C. Beardsley (UMASSD, USA: “Modeling Studies of Ice-Ocean Interaction Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Arctic Ocean “

16:00 – 16:15 David A. Hebert(, P. Posey, E. J. Metzger, A. Wallcraft, R. Allard, J. Cummings  O. M. Smedstad, M. Phelps (Stennis Space Center, USA): Overview of U.S. Navy Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System

16:15 – 16:45 Discussion: New data for model validation or how to organize both observed and simulated data to validate models, Moderators: Torge Martin and Andrey Proshutinsky)

16:45 – 17:30 Poster session and some food

Friday, November 4, 2011

Clark Building, Room 509

8:30 – 8:45 Coffee

08:45 – 09:30 Discussion: Coordinated data processing and archiving for AOMIP (Convener and moderator: Don Stott ( NCAR, USA: “Arctic Data Management at EOL”

09:30 – 09:45 Andrey Proshutinsky: Coordinated observations and modeling

09:45 – 11:15 Coordinated activities (group meetings in conference rooms: Clark 507, Clark 509, Clark 428 and Clark 331) Coffee break: 10:00 – 10:15

11:15 – 12:00 Coordinated activities (group reports)

12:00 – 12:30 Workshop adjourn and final remarks


SESSION 7:   POSTERS (will be displayed all time during workshop)


  1. Dukhovskoy et al. ( FSU COAPS, "Arctic Ocean response to small scale (O(100km)) atmospheric processes"
  2. Aksenov Yevgeny et al. ( NOC Southampton, UK: "A new insight in the Arctic boundary current from eddy-resolving ocean models"
  3. Chaudhuri Ayan H. (, Rui M Ponte, Gael Forget and Patrick Heimbach (MIT, USA): A comparison of atmospheric reanalysis products for the Arctic Ocean and implications for uncertainties in the air-sea boundary fluxes.
  4. Dmitrenko Igor (, GEOMAR, Germany: “Atlantic modified halocline water over the Laptev Sea continental margin: Historical data analysis”
  5. Mahadevan Amala ( WHOI, USA: “
  6. Ashik Igor (, AARI, Russia: “Arctic sea level data archive and results of storm surges analysis based on these data”
  7. Piacsec Steve ( NRL, USA: “Arctic Ocean Watermasses: Volumes, Locations and Fluxes from Models and Climatologies”
  8. Postlethwaite C. and M Luneva “The role of brine rejection and dense water cascades in the Arctic Shelf Seas.
  9. Nudds Shannon (, Bedford, Canada: “A 1/18th degree pan-Arctic model and application to oil spill trajectory modeling”
  10. Clement-Kinney Jaclyn, (, W. Maslowski et al, NPS, USA: “On the Flow Bering Strait: A Synthesis of Model Results and Observations”
  11. Johnson, M. et al. (, UAF, USA: “Evaluation of Sea Ice Thickness Through from AOMIP Models.”
  12. Kasper Jeremy ( WHOI, USA: Circulation, Cross-shelf exchange and Sea ice on the Alaskan Beaufort Shelf”
  13. Newton Robert (, Columbia University, USA: “Comparisons of the recent (AOS-05 and the Switchyard program) isotope tracer observations with earlier ones ...”
  14. Wingate Beth (, LANL, USA: “Some aspects of high latitude ocean dynamics with weak stratification”
  15. Nguyen An T. (, P. Heimbach, R. Ponte and I. Fenty, MIT, USA: “Progress and Assessment of the Arctic & sub-polar North Atlantic state estimate"
  16. Pavel Sakov, Laurent Bertino ( ) and François Counillon, Nansen Center, Norway: Results from the TOPAZ4 pilot ice-ocean reanalysis in the Arctic (2003-2008)”
  17. Bacon Sheldon (, T. Tsubouchi, A. C. Naveira Garabato, NOC, Southampton, UK:  “The Arctic Ocean in Summer:  an inverse estimate of boundary fluxes and water mass transformation”
  18. Houssais M.-N., A. Germe, C. Herbaut and C. Cassou : Interannual variability of the sea ice cover in the Greenland Sea : insight from observations and models
  19. Herbaut C., D. Iovino and M.-N. Houssais : “Variability of ocean convection in the Nordic Seas during the last two decades : sensitivity to model resolution and parameterization”
  20. Laney Sam (, WHOI, USA: ITP bio-optical dat
  21. Jie Su ( Ocean University of China, China: "The influence of Pacific water Inflow  on Arctic Sea Ice"

(NOTE that Malakhova is moved to oral session)
NOTE THAT Kulakov poster is canceled