Title: From the tropics to the poles, air/ocean/ice interactions and tales of yellow submarines
Abstract: The largest uncertainty in global sea level rise predictions over the next decade to century is that related to ice sheet contributions. At decadal to interannual timescales, our present understanding links ice dynamics to tropical climate variability via direct or successive atmospheric and oceanic bridges. In turn, glacial contributions to neighboring ocean freshwater and nutrient budgets offer opportunities for important feedbacks on the global climate system. Focusing on ice sheet/ocean interactions, and using a wide array of tools including autonomous underwater vehicles, this talk will explore the various processes, spatial and temporal scales connecting the ice and the climate.