AGU Fall Meeting 2015





More than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders around the world gather at the AGU Fall Meeting each year in San Francisco, California to interact with colleagues, present and discuss scientific advances, and cultivate their enthusiasm for science.

The 2015 meeting takes place Monday 14 – Friday 18 December 2015.

Below is a list of PSC research presenters and panel members in the 2015 Fall Meeting Program:


08:00 – 12:20C11B-0761 Triggers for the Collapse of Ice Shelves in Antarctica: Investigating Compressive Arch Failure with Numerical Models
 Moscone South – Poster HallAlex Huth, Ben Smith
08:00 – 12:20C11C-0764 Numerical Investigation of a Path to Recoverable Melt Probes for Subglacial Lake Exploration
 Moscone South – Poster HallPaul M. S. Kintner, Dale P Winebrenner, and W. Timothy Elam
08:00 – 12:20IN11A-1771 The Greenland Ice Mapping Project
 Moscone South – Poster HallIan Joughin, Ben Smith, Ian M Howat, Twila A Moon, and Ted A Scambos
08:45 – 09:00C11D-04 Pine Island Glacier melt rates, grounding zone evolution, and dynamic response from 2008-2015
 Moscone West – 3007David E Shean, Ian Joughin, Ben Smith and Etienne Berthier
09:00 – 09:15C11D-05 External forcing modulates Pine Island Glacier flow
 Moscone West – 3007Knut A Christianson, Mitchell Bushuk, David Holland, Pierre Dutrieux, Ian Joughin, Byron R Parizek, Richard B Alley, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Karen J. Heywood, Adrian Jenkins, Keith W Nicholls, Benjamin Webber, Atsuhiro Muto and Timothy P Stanton
09:15 – 09:30C11D-06 Atmosphere-Ocean Forcing of Ice-Sheet Change in the Amundsen Sea Sector of Antarctica
 Moscone West – 3007Adrian Jenkins, Gudmundur Hilmar Gudmundsson, James Smith, Pierre Dutrieux, Eric J. Steig, and Stan Jacobs
10:40 – 11:00OS12A-02 Ice shelf-ocean interactions, mechanisms of change in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica
 Moscone West – 3009Pierre Dutrieux
12:05 – 12:20C12A-08 Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG): Early Results from NASA’s Latest Airborne Mission
 Moscone West – 3007Josh K Willis, Eric J Rignot, Ian G Fenty, Michael Schodlok, Ichiro Fukumori, Ala Khazendar, Delwyn Moller, Andrew F Thompson, David Holland, James Morison, Kirsty J Tinto, Rene Forsberg, Martin Jakobsson, Steven J Dinardo and OMG Science Team
13:40 – 18:00A13C-0340 The role of atmospheric synoptic conditions in the Beaufort and Chukchi seasonal ice zone
 Moscone South – Poster HallZheng Liu, Axel J B Schweiger
14:55 – 15:10C13E-06 Local surface winds modulate the ocean forcing of Pine Island Glacier
 Moscone West – 3009Benjamin Webber, Pierre Dutrieux, Karen J. Heywood, David P Stevens, Stan Jacobs, Einar Povl Abrahamsen, Adrian Jenkins, ho Kyung Ha, Sang Hoon Lee and Tae-Wan Kim
15:25 – 15:40C13E-08 Modeling Subglacial Meltwater Plumes across Greenland’s Outlet Glaciers: Implications for Ice-Ocean Coupling in a Warming Climate
 Moscone West – 3009Dustin Carroll, Dave Sutherland, Twila A Moon, Benjamin Hudson, Brice Noel, Denis Felikson, Ginny A Catania, Jonathan D Nash, Emily Shroyer, Timothy Bartholomaus, Leigh A Stearns and Michiel van den Broeke
16:45 – 17:00GC14C-04 T, S, and U: Arctic Ocean Change in Response to Sea Ice Loss and Other Forcings
 Moscone West – 3005Michael Steele


08:00 – 12:20C21A-0718 Terminus behavior of Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq Glaciers, southeast Greenland, from 2008-2015
 Moscone South – Poster HallLaura M Kehrl, Ian Joughin, Ben Smith and David E Shean
13:40 – 18:00C21A-0702 Autonomous ocean observations beneath Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf, West Antarctica
 Moscone South – Poster HallPierre Dutrieux, Adrian Jenkins, Stan Jacobs, and Karen J. Heywood
13:40 – 18:00C23B-0786 Modeled Effects of Encapsulated Crude Oil on Light Transmission Through Sea Ice
 Moscone South – Poster HallRegina Carns and Bonnie Light
13:40 – 18:00C23B-0772 The Influence of Snow Depth Distribution and Surface Topography on Melt Pond Evolution
 Moscone South – Poster HallMelinda Webster, Ignatius G Rigor, Donald K Perovich, Jacqueline Richter-Menge, Chris Polashenski and Bonnie Light
13:40 – 18:00C23B-0795 Physical Characteristics and Geobiology of ‘Rotten’ Arctic Sea Ice
 Moscone South – Poster HallCarie Frantz, Bonnie Light, Monica V Orellana, Shelly Carpenter and Karen Junge


08:00 – 12:20GC31A-1163 Changes in Arctic Sea Ice Floe Size Distribution in the Marginal Ice Zone in a Thickness and Floe Size Distribution Model
 Moscone South – Poster HallJinlun Zhang, Harry L Stern III, Phil Byongjun Hwang, Axel J B Schweiger, Margaret Stark and Michael Steele
09:45 – 10:00C31A-08 Snow in Large-Scale Sea Ice Models: State-of-the-Art and Way Forward
 Moscone West – 3005Olivier Lecomte, Elizabeth C Hunke, Marika M Holland, Donald K Perovich, Rob A. Massom, Nicole Jeffery, Melinda Webster, Thierry Fichefet, and Francois E Massonnet
10:50 – 11:05C32A-03 Loitering of the Retreating Sea Ice Edge in the Arctic Seas
 Moscone West – 2012Michael Steele and Wendy S Ermold
12:05 – 12:20C32B-08 Satellite-based Observation of Arctic River Dynamics
 Moscone West – 3007Irina Overeem, Robert Brakenridge, and Benjamin Hudson
13:40 – 15:40A33O Extratropical and High-Latitude Storms, Teleconnections, Extreme Weather, and the Changing Polar Climate I
 Moscone West – 3006Xiangdong Zhang, Kent Moore, Xiaojun Yuan and Qinghua Ding
16:00 – 16:15A34F-01 Arctic Ozone and Bromine Chemistry: Relationships with Snow Composition and Open Lead Presence
 Moscone West – 3010Kerri Pratt, Peter Peterson, Mark Hartwig, Nathaniel May, William R Simpson, Denis Pöhler, Johannes Zielcke, Udo Friess, Stephan General, Ulrich Platt, Paul B Shepson, Ignatius G Rigor, Son V Nghiem, Michael Steele and James Morison
16:00 – 16:15GC34A-01 The Impact of Model Uncertainty on Seasonal Sea Ice Forecasts
 Moscone West – 3009Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Cecilia M Bitz, Richard I Cullather, Wanqiu Wang, Jinlun Zhang, Francois E Massonnet, Neven S Fuckar, Pamela G Posey and Matthieu Chevallier
16:00 – 18:00A34B Extratropical and High-Latitude Storms, Teleconnections, Extreme Weather, and the Changing Polar Climate II
 Moscone West – 3002Xiangdong Zhang, Kent Moore, Xiaojun Yuan and Qinghua Ding
16:30 – 16:45PP34A-03 The Asian monsoon’s role in atmospheric heat transport responses to orbital and millennial-scale climate change
 Moscone West – 2012David McGee, Brian Green, Aaron Donohoe and John Marshall
17:00 – 17:15GC34A-05 Modeling the Seasonal Ice Zone from the Air: use of repeat aerial hydrographic surveys to constrain a regional ice-ocean model in an area of rapidly evolving ice cover
 Moscone West – 3009Sarah Dewey, James Morison and Jinlun Zhang


08:00 – 12:20A41C Extratropical and High-Latitude Storms, Teleconnections, Extreme Weather, and the Changing Polar Climate III Posters
 Moscone South – Poster HallXiangdong Zhang, Kent Moore, Xiaojun Yuan and Qinghua Ding
08:00 – 12:20C41C-0707 Development of Algorithms for Determining Open Ocean Sea Surface Height from ICESat-2 Pulsed Laser Returns
 Moscone South – Poster HallJames Morison
14:40 – 14:55PP41A-2222 Changes in Tropical Precipitation at the Mid-Holocene: Role of the Oceanic Heat Transport
 Moscone West – 3012Xiaojuan Liu, David S Battisti and Aaron Donohoe
14:55 – 15:10GC43D-05 A Mechanism Linking Tropical-Arctic Teleconnection to Northern Hemisphere Mid-Latitude Weather Events
 Moscone West – 3002Qinghua Ding, David S Battisti, Axel J B Schweiger and Qin Zhang
15:25 – 15:40C43E-06 The role of meltwater variability in modulating diurnal to inter-annual ice-sheet flow: New insights from a ~decade of high-temporal resolution GPS observations on the western Greenland margin
 Moscone West – 3002Laura A Stevens, Mark D Behn, Sarah B Das, Ian Joughin, Michiel van den Broeke, Thomas Herring and Jeffrey Joseph McGuire
16:45 – 17:00C43E-08 Seasonal ice flow patterns as indicators of subglacial hydrology on the Greenland Ice Sheet
 Moscone West – 3007Twila A Moon, Mark A Fahnestock, Ted Scambos, Ian Joughin, Michiel van den Broeke and Marin J Klinger
16:45 – 17:00C44A-04 Measuring Ice Sheet Height with ICESat-2
 Moscone West – 3007Kaitlin Walsh, Ben Smith, Tom Neumann and David Hancock


08:00 – 10:00C51D Atmospheric Drivers of Recent and Future Changes in the Cryosphere I
 Moscone West – 3005Jan Lenaerts, Gwenn E Flowers, Brooke Medley and Melinda Webster
08:00 – 12:20C51C-0730 Quantifying Uncertainty in Inferred Viscosity and Basal Shear Stress Over Ice Streams
 Moscone South – Poster HallDavid Lilien and Ben Smith
08:00 – 12:20C51B-0710 Moulin distribution and formation on the southwest Greenland ice sheet
 Moscone South – Poster HallVena W. Chu, Laurence C Smith, Colin J Gleason, Kang Yang, Kristin Poinar, Ian Joughin and Lincoln H Pitcher
08:00 – 12:20GC51A-1077 Greenland Ice Sheet glacier motion and ice loss: New understanding of ice sheet behavior through remote sensing
 Moscone South – Poster HallTwila A Moon, Mark A Fahnestock, Ted Scambos, and Ian Joughin
08:00 – 12:20C51A Advances in Understanding Sea Ice Variability and Change in the Coupled Earth System I Posters
 Moscone South – Poster HallAmy Solomon, Andrew Roberts, Michael Steele and James O Pope
08:00 – 12:20C51B-0704 Investigating a newly discovered firn aquifer on Disko Ice Cap, west Greenland: Insights from ground observations, remote sensing, and modeling
 Moscone South – Poster HallLuke D Trusel, Sarah B Das, Ben Smith, Peter Kuipers Munneke, Matthew Jared Evans, Karen E Frey, Matthew Osman and Ashley York
09:00 – 09:15P51C-2083 On Using Solar Radio Emission to Probe Interiors of Asteroids and Comets
 Moscone West – 3007Dale P Winebrenner, Dale E Gary, John David Sahr and Erik I Asphaug
13:40 – 13:55C51E-05 Seasonal and interannual evolution of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland from a 2008-2015 high-res DEM and velocity time series
 Moscone West – 3007David E Shean, Ian Joughin, Ben Smith and Dana Floricioiu
13:40 – 13:55C53D-01 Examining Differences in Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Change
 Moscone West – 3005Son V Nghiem, Ignatius G Rigor, Pablo Clemente-Colon, Gregory Neumann and Peggy Li
13:40 – 15:40C53E-01 Seasonal Variation in Basal Shear Stress Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet
 Moscone West – 3007Ian Joughin, Richard B Alley, Mark D Behn, Sarah B Das and Gwenn E Flowers
13:40 – 18:00C53D Advances in Understanding Sea Ice Variability and Change in the Coupled Earth System II
 Moscone South – Poster HallAndrew Roberts, James O Pope, Amy Solomon and Michael Steele
13:40 – 18:00A53C-0388 Accuracy of short term Sea Ice Drift Forecasts using a coupled Ice-Ocean Model
 Moscone South – Poster HallAxel J B Schweiger and Jinlun Zhang
13:40 – 18:00C53A Atmospheric Drivers of Recent and Future Changes in the Cryosphere II Posters
 Moscone South – Poster HallJan Lenaerts, Gwenn E Flowers, Brooke Medley and Melinda Webster
14:40 – 14:55C53A-0760 Several firn core records suggest relatively stable accumulation rates during the past two centuries over the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica
 Moscone West – 3007Brooke Medley, Sarah B Das, Luke D Trusel, Eric J. Steig, Jan Lenaerts, Howard Conway, Joe McConnell, Michiel van den Broeke, Alison S Criscitiello, David H Bromwich, Julien P. Nicolas and Ian Joughin
15:10 – 15:25C53D-05 Trapped Heat and Cooling Processes in the Arctic Ocean Surface Mixed Layer
 Moscone West – 2012Alice C Bradley, Scott E Palo and Michael Steele
15:10 – 15:25PP53D-07 Atmospheric teleconnections between the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds during abrupt climate change
 Moscone West – 3005Bradley R Markle, Eric J. Steig, Christo Buizert, Spruce W Schoenemann, Cecilia M Bitz, Tyler J Fudge, Joel B Pedro, Qinghua Ding, Tyler R Jones, James W C White and Todd A Sowers
15:25 – 15:40C53E-07 Committed near-future retreat of Smith, Pope, and Kohler Glaciers inferred by transient model calibration
 Moscone West – 2012Daniel N Goldberg, Patrick Heimbach, Ian Joughin and Ben Smith
16:00 – 18:00PP53D-08 A Millennial Simulation of Isotope-Enable GCM with a Special Focus on Antarctic Climate Variability in the Past 1,000 Years
 Moscone West – 3007Qinghua Ding, Eric J. Steig and Martin Werner
16:00 – 18:00C54A Advances in Understanding Sea Ice Variability and Change in the Coupled Earth System III
 Moscone West – 3007Andrew Roberts, Michael Steele, James O Pope, Andrew Roberts and Amy Solomon