Program and Agenda

Abstract

EVALUATION OF EXTREME EVENTS OVER THE BERING SEA SIMULATED BY THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL, VERSION 4

Biological production in the Bering Sea not only supports several species of seabirds and marine mammals, but also supplies half of the marine harvest in United States waters. However, the Bering Sea ecosystem may be vulnerable to extreme events and long-duration anomalies, which are expected to increase in both duration and intensity with the changing climate (IPPC Special Report, 2012). Evaluation of multi-decadal Earth System Model simulations that include a coupled representation of ecosystems can improve our understanding of extreme events and their impact on high latitude marine ecosystems. This project evaluates the fourth version of the Community Climate System Model’s ability to simulate extreme events relevant to critical components of the Bering Sea ecosystem. A comparison of the frequency of observed and simulated extreme atmospheric and oceanic events will be presented, along with a discussion of the extent and timeframe of resultant biological responses.

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Authors

Walston, J. M., University of AlaskaFairbanks/International Arctic Research Center, USA, jmwalston@alaska.edu

Gibson, G. A., University of Alaska Fairbanks/ International Arctic Research Center, USA, gagibson@alaska.edu

Walsh, J., University of Alaska Fairbanks/ International Arctic Research Center, USA, jwalsh@arthur.iarc.uaf.edu

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:088
Date: 2/24/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: Yes

PosterID: 1137