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. The WG concluded their activities in 2014.
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.