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EGU General Assembly (22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria)

22
Apr
2012
EGU General Assembly (22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria)

OS3.1 IMBER/SOLAS special session

Sensitivity of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles to global change

Convener: B. Salihoglu

Co-Conveners: C. Robinson, C. Garbe, V. Garçon, A. V. Borges

Achieving a quantitative understanding of the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and the atmosphere and how marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems interact is a prerequisite to understand how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate and environmental change. Indeed attempts to predict the future global environment depend on a comprehensive understanding of how plankton biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling in the oceans affect the climate system, and of how changes in climate influence the structure and functional properties of oceanic ecosystems. This session calls for contributions related to experimental work at sea or in the laboratory, remote sensing studies, and modelling studies on the responses of key marine biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems and their interactions, to global change. Contributions dealing with exchange processes at the air-sea interface are also welcome.

17 January 2012 Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts

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BG3.2 Biogeochemistry of coastal seas and continental shelves

The session aims at fostering our understanding of the roles of coastal environments and of exchange processes along the terrestrial / coastal sea / open ocean continuum in global biogeochemical cycles. During the session recent advancements in the field of coastal and shelf biogeochemistry will be discussed. Contributions focusing on carbon and nutrient and all other element's cycles in coastal, shelf and shelf break environments are invited.
 

17 January 2012 Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts

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