2018 International AMOC Science Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation


08:30 Welcoming remarks

Renellys Perez, NOAA AOML


Session 1: Chaired by Gokhan Danabasoglu (NCAR) & Helen Johnson (U. Oxford)

08:40 Observed Meridional Overturning Circulation transport variability in the North and South Atlantic: Recent results on structure, time scale, and amplitude Chris Meinen, NOAA AOML (invited)
09:20 First results from OSNAP: Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program Feili Li, Duke U.
09:40 Monitoring the North Atlantic Subpolar Overturning Circulation from surface observations Damien Desbruyères, IFREMER-LOPS
10:00 The reduced overturning state of the North Atlantic observed by the RAPID-MOCHA-WBTS array David Smeed, National Oceanography Centre


10:50 Variability in Florida Straits properties: sources and consequences Elaine McDonagh, National Oceanography Centre
11:10 Pathways and watermass transformation of Atlantic Water entering the Nordic Seas through Denmark Strait Stefanie Ympa, Delft U.
11:30 AMOC heat transport variability induced by mesoscale processes in the subpolar North Atlantic Xiaopei Lin, Ocean University of China/Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology/WHOI
11:50 Uncertainty quantification and observing system design in the subpolar North Atlantic Helen Pillar U. Texas at Austin

Invited Keynote Lunch Lecture

Human influence on tree island formation in the Florida Everglades: Lessons from prehistory for restoration science

Traci Ardren, U. Miami (bio)

13:30 The thermodynamics of the AMOC: A historical and global context Emily Newsom, CalTech (invited)
14:10 Ocean-atmosphere dynamical coupling fundamental to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Robert Jnglin Wills U. Washington
14:30 An investigation of the ocean's role in Atlantic Multidecadal Variability Laifang Li Duke U.
14:50 Transport structure in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and the meridional coherence of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Xiaobiao Xu, Florida State U.
15:10 The global overturning circulation Paola Cessi, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Poster Session 1 & Icebreaker Reception



Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation

Session 2: Chaired by Elaine McDonagh (NOC) & Mike Spall (WHOI)

08:30 Inferring past ocean circulation and AMOC connectivity from proxies/fingerprints David Thornalley, U. College London (invited)
09:10 Dynamical controls on the production of bottom and deep waters in the Last Glacial Maximum Atlantic Dan Amrhein, U. Washington
09:30 Exploring the spatial coherence of high and low latitude North Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies from paleoclimate proxy data Hali Kilbourne, U. Maryland Center for Environmental Science
09:50 Sea ice control on glacial-interglacial circulation changes, deep ocean ventilation, and carbon storage Alice Marzocchi, National Oceanography Centre
10:10 Reconstructing Atlantic temperature and overturning variability over the last millennium with paleoceanographic and instrumental data Jake Gebbie, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


11:00 Reconstructing the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation based on sea surface temperatures Tim DelSole, George Mason U.
11:20 Some recent applications of the observed extra-tropical AMOC fingerprint Rong Zhang, NOAA GFDL
11:40 Linked variations between the Gulf Stream, AMOC, and gyre circulation LuAnne Thompson U. Washington
12:00 Assessing uncertainties on the stability of the AMOC during Heinrich events using simulations from one Earth System model Marlos Goes, U. Miami/NOAA AOML


14:00 Signatures of the AMOC at the ocean's surface and below Eleanor Frajka-Williams, U. Southampton (invited)
14:40 Decomposing the variability in the North Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Sijia Zou, Duke U.
15:00 Coupling between AMOC variability and wind-driven gyres Mike Spall, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
15:20 Sensitivity of the subtropical AMOC to buoyancy fluxes over the Subpolar North Atlantic Yavor Kostov, Oxford U.

Poster Session 2 & Networking Reception



17:30 to 18:30

New AMOC Metrics Project (Side Event, RSVP here)

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation

Session 3: Chaired by Martha Buckley (George Mason U.) & Richard Wood (Met Office)

08:30 Feedback between the AMOC and the carbon cycle: A present and future perspective Peter Brown, National Oceanography Centre (invited)
09:10 AMOC regulation of the inorganic nutrient content in the North Atlantic Lidia Carracedo, National Oceanography Centre
09:30 What explains skillful decadal prediction of North Atlantic SST? Steve Yeager, NCAR
09:50 The South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: A driver of climate variability and extremes Hosmay Lopez, U. Miami/NOAA AOML
10:10 Past to future South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: pathways and low-frequency variability Fernanda  Marcello de Oliviera, U. Sao Paolo


11:00 Modulation of Arctic sea ice loss by atmospheric teleconnections from Atlantic Multidecadal Variability Gokhan Danabasoglu, NCAR
11:20 Distinct mechanisms of ocean heat transport under internal variability and climate change Dylan Oldenburg, U. Washington
11:40 The influence of inhibiting cloud radiative effects on the Atlantic Meridional Circulation Elizabeth Maroon, CIRES/U. Colorado, Boulder
12:00 The AMOC's role in the changing relative importance of the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean in anthropogenic ocean heat uptake Jia-Rui Shi, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


14:00 AMOC in a changing climate: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery Laure Zanna, U. Oxford (invited)
14:40 Can the salt advection feedback be detected in decadal AMOC variability? Wilbert Weijer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
15:00 Flux correction and overturning stability: Results from a dynamical box model Anand Gnanadesikan, Johns Hopkins U.
15:20 AMOC hysteresis in a state-of-the-art GCM Laura Jackson, Met Office Hadley Centre

Poster Session 3 & Networking Reception



17:30 to 19:00

SciComm Meets AMOC (Side Event, RSVP here)

Friday, July 27, 2018
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation
08:30 to 11:30

Final day keynote and interactive discussion 

08:30 Convergent and divergent views of the AMOC: A look past and ahead

Susan Lozier, Duke U. (invited)

09:15 Interactive discussion on state of understanding and forward-looking science question

Moderators: LuAnne Thompson (U. Washington) & Meric Srokosz (National Oceanography Centre)



10:30 Interactive discussion continues
11:30 Reflections on the science and synthesis paper highlights

Gokhan Danabasoglu, NCAR

11:50 Closing remarks

Renellys Perez, NOAA AOML


Meeting adjourns

Poster Presentations


Session 1: Tuesday, July 24
Poster Title Author Affiliation
Contiguous Flow of Upper Labrador Sea Water along the Boundary Rounding Cape Hatteras: Continuous in Time or Intermittent? Magdalena Andres WHOI
Wind-driven oscillations of cross-equatorial Meridional Overturning Circulations in a numerical ocean model Adam Blaker National Oceanography Centre, UK
Structure and transport of the North Atlantic Current in the eastern subpolar gyre from glider observations Neil Fraser SAMS
On the interplay between downwelling, eddies and deep convection in the Labrador Sea Sotiria Georgiou Delft University of Technology
Variability of the Meridional Overturning Transports at 30°S in the Atlantic Ocean (2003 and 2011) Alonso Hernández-Guerra Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Structure and variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current from 2 years of observations at 60N in the Irminger Sea Jo Hopkins National Oceanography Centre, UK
Shallow and Deep Eastern Boundary Currents in the South Atlantic at 34.5°S: Mean structure and variability Marion Kersalé CIMAS - University of Miami / NOAA - AOML/PhOD
Meridional Overturning Circulation transport variability at 34.5degS during 2009-2017: Baroclinic and barotropic flows and the dueling influence of the boundaries Christopher Meinen NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Evaluating Structural Biases in the RAPID array: A Perfect Model Study Bablu Sinha National Oceanography Centre, UK
Water mass structure and flow pathways in the southwest South Atlantic Daniel Valla Servicio de Hidrografía Naval
What is the role of the rossby waves in the seasonal cycle of the AMOC? Pedro Vélez-Belchí Spanish Institute of Oceanography
A model-based seasonal assessment of the North Atlantic net downwelling Stefanie Ypma Delft University of Technology
Session 2: Wednesday, July 25
Poster Title Author Affiliation
Ocean transport estimates from altimetry, GRACE and dynamic height Eleanor Frajka-Williams National Oceanography Centre
Circulation in the Eastern Subpolar North Atlantic Based on Three Years of Mooring Measurements Neil Fraser SAMS
Loop Current variability as trigger of coherent Gulf Stream transport anomalies Joel Hirschi National Oceanography Centre
Using a multi-model ensemble of ocean reanalyses to understand recent changes in the North Atlantic. Laura Jackson Met Office Hadley Centre
Interannual AMOC Variability in the Eddying Ocean: Time Scales, Patterns and Origin Quentin Jamet Florida State University
Pathways of the global meridional overturning circulation inferred from a data-constrained ocean & sea-ice model Sang-Ki Lee NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Transports of freshwater and heat at 26N in the subtropical North Atlantic Ben Moat NOC, UK
A multi-model comparison of the ocean contributions to multidecadal variability in the North Atlantic Pablo Ortega NCAS-Climate, University of Reading
Observed Changes in the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre and Links to Water Mass and Transport Variations at 34.5S Renellys Perez NOAA/AOML
Telemetry Solutions for Realtime Data from Mooring Arrays Darren Rayner National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Proxy Surrogate Reconstructions of Common Era AMOC Casey Saenger University of Washington
Can the AMOC impact sea level in the Mediterranean Sea? Denis Volkov NOAA-AOML / CIMAS / University of Miami
Session 3: Thursday, July 26
Poster Title Author Affiliation
Does North Pacific deep convection depend on the AMOC strength? Aixue Hu NCAR
Slowdown of the nutrient stream mediates the deoxygenation of the North Atlantic Taka Ito Georgia Institute of Technology
Fast Warming of the Surface Ocean Under a Climatological Scenario Quentin Jamet Florida State University
NAO-related buoyancy fluxes in the Labrador Sea as sufficient forcing for Atlantic multidecadal variability Who Kim NCAR
Variable external forcing obscures the weak relationship between the NAO and north Atlantic multi-decadal SST variability Jeremy Klavans University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study Bablu Sinha National Oceanography Centre, UK
A Partial AMOC recovery under sustained freshwater forcing Matthew Thomas Yale University