"Ocean salinity and its role in ocean dynamics and the water cycle" at AGU Fall Meeting 2017

The "Ocean salinity and its role in ocean dynamics and the water cycle" session will take place at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017in New Orleans, Luisiana, USA, from 11 to 15 December 2017.

With more than 20 000 oral and poster presentations, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.

"This session focuses on research investigating ocean salinity as a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Contributions are invited on all aspects of ocean salinity investigations including analyses undertaken from in situ and satellite observations, numerical models, and data assimilation. We particularly welcome contributions that have utilised sea surface salinity (SSS) measurements from the recent pathfinder satellite missions (SMOS, Aquarius/SAC-D, and SMAP), as well as observations collected during the SPURS experiment and other field campaigns. The session will focus on: recent progress from salinity remote sensing; new process-based insights from field observations; salinity-driven thermohaline circulation, upper-ocean stratification, and related ocean dynamics; links between salinity and global and regional climate variability; the water cycle as well as the fingerprint of long-term change; salinity assimilation into ocean models; and the scientific imperative for future salinity measurement continuity and enhancement."

Further information on the meeting and agenda, travel support, registration, fees and updates can be found on the  AGU Fall Meeting webpage and Session webpage.