Working Groups

Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions Working Group

The US CLIVAR Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions Working Group was formed in December 2010. The overarching goal of this working group is to foster and promote interaction between the diverse oceanographic, glaciological, atmospheric and climate communities, including modelers and field and data scientists within each community, interested in glacier/ocean interactions around Greenland, to advance understanding of the process and ultimately improve its representation in climate models.

International Workshop Report Released March 2014: “International Workshop on Understanding the Response of Greenland’s Marine-Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing – Challenges to improving observations, process understanding and modeling”

BAMS Paper Published September 2013: "Challenges to Understanding the Dynamic Response of Greenland's Marine Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing"

White Paper Released May 2012: “Understanding the Dynamic Response of Greenland’s Marine Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing

Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions Working Group

Patrick Heimbach, co-chair Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Olga Sergienko, co-chair Princeton University
Fiamma Straneo, co-chair Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cecilia Bitz University of Washington
David Bromwich Ohio State University
Ginny Catania University of Texas
Robert Hallberg NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Gordon Hamilton University of Maine
Adrian Jenkins British Antarctic Survey
Ian Joughin University of Washington
Stephen Price Los Alamos National Laboratory
Eric Rignot University of California, Irvine/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Michael Spall Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

Terms of Reference

  • Summarize the present state of knowledge, the ongoing efforts and identify the big questions within each community and from the perspective of the ice-sheet, ocean and climate modelers.
  • Develop strategies to address the big questions while identifying the short-term and long-term needs of each community.
  • Make specific recommendations on how to move forward to make progress in obtaining the needed information and products.