Polar Fridays
An informal BBL (Brown Bag Lunch) meeting for those interested in Polar Science
All welcome!

1-2pm, on Fridays in the
Round Table Room in Henderson Hall
Applied Physics Laboratory  (Directions)
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

To volunteer to give a talk,
(unfinished work and work in progress particularly welcome!)
please email Rebecca Woodgate
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Arctic Sunset (CBL2002 cruise)
The Western Arctic from the CBL 2002 cruise
(last updated 9th June 2017 - next event marked in yellow)

Date
Time
Topic and Speaker
Friday 16th June
1-2pm
Ken Golden, Prof, Univ of Utah,
Modeling sea ice in a changing climate
Friday 2nd June
1-2pm
Sue Moore, NOAA Fisheries, PMEL
Arctic Marine Pulses
Friday 12th May
1-2pm
Kent Moore, Prof, Univ of Toronto, Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Science at UW
Air-Sea-Ice Interaction Associated with the 2016 Weddell Polynya
Friday 28th April
1-2pm
 John Guthrie, Research Associate
Discussion on Polyakov et al., 2017,
Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean
Friday 31st March
1-2pm
Earle Wilson, Grad student, Oceanography
Variations in upper ocean stability around Antarctica:  A preliminary analysis of under-ice Argo float data
Friday 24th March
1-2pm
 Anatoliy Ivakin, Senior Principal Physicist
Physics-based analysis of ULS data: What parameters can be estimated besides the ice draft?
Friday 17th March
1-2pm
 Linette Boisvert , Goddard
The impact of the Extreme Winter 2015/2016 Arctic Cyclone on the Barents-Kara Seas
Friday 3rd March
1-2pm
Irina Trukhanova, Postdoc PSC-APL,
Assessing ice seal resilience to climate change: modern technologies and lessons from the past
Friday 24th February
1-2pm
Sarah Dewey, Grad student, PSC-APL
Ice and Ocean Motion:  Stressful Situations in the Beaufort Gyre
Friday 17th February
1-2pm
Matthew Alkire, Senior Oceanographer, APL-UW
Lower halocline water formation & modification, a comparison of physical and geochemical methods
Friday 20th January
1-2pm
Maddie Smith, Grad student, AIRS-APL
Wave-enhanced mixing in the autumn Arctic Ocean
Friday 13th January
1-2pm
Wenli Zhong, Visiting Scholar from Ocean University of China, Qingdao, currently PSC-APL
Water build-up and release in the Canada Basin
 
Friday 16th December
 
AGU - no meeting
Friday 9th December
1-2pm
Haibo Bi, PSC Visiting Scholar, from Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)
Recent satellite-derived sea ice volume flux through the Fram Strait: 2011-2015
Friday 2nd December
1-2pm
Barry Ma, Senior Oceanographer, OPD-APL
Ekman Circulation in the Arctic Ocean
Friday 25th November

Thanksgiving - no meeting
Friday 18th November
1-2pm
Anders Torstensson, Post-doc, School of Oceanography
Sea ice algal communities in a changing climate
Friday 11th November
 
Veterans Day - no meeting
Friday 4th November
 
FAMOS conference at WHOI  - no meeting
Friday 28th October
1-2pm
Zheng Liu, Postdoc, PSC-APL
The role of synoptic weather conditions in the Beaufort and Chukchi seasonal ice zone
Friday 21st October
1-2pm
Harry Stern, Principal Mathematician, PSC-APL
Sea-ice indicators of polar bear habitat
Friday 14th October
1-2pm
Sarah Myhre, FoI Postdoc
Synthesis of North Pacific oxygen fluctuations during the climate transitions of the last 20,000 years
Friday 7th October
1-2pm
Ingrid Onarheim, Fulbright Scholar, visiting PSC from UIB, Norway
Variability and predictability of Atlantic sea ice
 
Previous Polar BBLs - Spring 2016
Friday 22nd July
1-2pm
Loren Wehmeyer, Chief, Research and Engineering Division USACE CRREL
CRREL - Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Friday 1st July
1-2pm
Maike Sonnewald, Postdoc, MIT
Southern Ocean Mixed Layers and Bottom Pressure Torque in a hierarchy of GCM runs

Friday 24th June
1-2pm
Nic Pilfold, Postdoc, Applied Animal Ecology, Inst for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo
Through the eyes of an apex carnivore: Tracking predatory seal kills to understand Arctic ecosystem dynamics

Friday 27th May
1-2pm
Kevin Wood, NOAA/JISAO
The Arctic Heat Open Science Experiment

Friday 27th May
1-2pm
Kevin Wood, NOAA/JISAO
The Arctic Heat Open Science Experiment

Friday 20th May
1-2pm
Jim Overland and Muyin Wang, NOAA/JISAO
Was the record warm winter 2016 another Arctic Surprise?

Friday 13th May
1-2pm
Qinghua Ding, Senior Research Scientist/Engineer, APL-UW
Influence of the Recent High-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation Change on Summertime Arctic Sea Ice
Friday 6th May 1-2pm Jodi Young, FoI Assistant Professor, Oceanography
How to be fast when you're cold. Adaptations in polar phytoplankton.
Friday 29th April
1-2pm
Matthew Alkire, Senior Oceanographer, APL-UW
Towards a meteoric water budget for the Arctic Ocean
Friday 22nd April
1-2pm
Eric D'Asaro and Andrey Shcherbina, Senior Principal  and Principal Oceanographer, APL-UW
The UnderIce Float
Friday 15th April 1-2pm Open
Friday 8th April
1-2pm
Brandon Ray, Research Assistant, Atmospheric Sciences
Understanding the limits of seasonal sea ice predictability in the Arctic
Friday 1st April
1-2pm Lisa Eisner, NOAA,
Interannual variations in water mass properties, zooplankton and icthyoplankton in the Chukchi Sea:  What is the role of advection?

Friday 25th March 2016
1-2pm
No Polar BBL
Friday 18th March
1-2pm
Joe Hamman, Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hydrologic Processes and the Role of Streamflow in The Regional Arctic System Model
Friday 19th Feb 2016
1-2pm
No Polar BBL
Friday 8th Jan 2016
1-2pm
Ross Lieb-Lappen, Dartmouth,
CAT-Scanning Sea Ice - Using x-ray tomography to evaluate the microstructural evolution of sea ice and brine channels
 
Previous Polar BBLs - Fall 2015
Friday 11th Dec 2015
1-2pm Paul Kintner and Dale Winbrenner, APL-UW
Something on Ice Sheets, Ice Divers and maybe Lake Vostok
Friday 4th Dec 2015
1-2pm Melania Guerra, Research Associate, APL-UW
Describing spatial and temporal variability in underwater ambient noise across a changing Arctic
Friday 27th Nov 2015

Thanksgiving - no Polar BBL
Friday 20th Nov 2015
1-2pm Carie Frantz, Research Associate, APL-UW
Rotten Ice off of Barrow, Alaska: structure, microbiology,and why it matters
Friday 13th Nov 2015
1-2pm Max Showalter, Graduate Student, Oceanography-UW
Swimming to the limit: bacterial motility in extreme polar environments
Friday 6th Nov 2015

No Polar BBL (FAMOS meeting east coast)
Friday 30th Oct 2015
1-2pm Regina Carns, Research Associate, APL-UW
Crude Approximations: optical modeling of oil in sea ice
Friday 23rd Oct 2015
1-2pm Anthony Arendt, Research Scientist, APL-UW
Airborne Altimetry of Alaska's glaciers
Friday 16th Oct 2015
1-2pm Kyle Amour, FoI Assistant Professor in Oceanography/Atmos Sci, UW
Southern Ocean warming delayed by circumpolar upwelling and equatorward transport
 
Previous Polar BBLs - Spring/Summer 2015
Friday 26th June 2015
1-2pm
Pierre Dutrieux, Research Scientist/Engineer - Senior, APL-UW
Where ice sheets and oceans meet:  the strong oceanic melting scenario in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica
Friday 19th June 2015
1-2pm
Sarah Dewey, Grad Student, APL-UW
Physics on the Edge: Beaufort Seasonal Ice Zone Ocean-Ice Interaction
Friday 12th June 2015
1-2pm
Open
Friday 5th June 2015
1-2pm
Kate Stafford, Principal Oceanographer, APL-UW
A Tale of Three Straits: summer and winter whales in the Pacific and Atlantic Arctic
Friday 29th May 2015
1-2pm
Linghan Li, Research Associate, APL-UW
Sea Ice Varibility in the Bering Sea: Cause and Impact
Friday 22nd May 2015
1-2pm
No meeting (due to Memorial Day weekend)
Friday 15th May 2015
1-2pm
Aaron Donohoe, Research Associate, APL-UW
The inter-annual variability of the Arctic energy budget
Friday 8th May 2015
1-2pm
Harry Stern, Principal Mathematician, APL-UW
Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage (see also here)
Friday 1st May 2015
1-2pm
Kim Martini, Research Associate, JISAO, NOAA/UW
Changes in Arctic sea-ice deformation from 2000-2010
Friday 24th April 2015
1-2pm
Kristen Poinar, Grad student, Glaciology, UW
Various modes of supraglacial lake drainage on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Friday 17th April 2015
1-2pm
Qinghua Ding, Senior Research Scientist/Engineer, APL-UW
A Global View of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Variability over the Last 60 Years
Friday 10th April 2015
1-2pm
Bonnie Light, Principal Physicist, APL-UW
Frozen Summers  (aka Evolution of summer Arctic sea-ice albedo)
Friday 3rd April 2015
1-2pm
John Guthrie, Grad student, APL-UW
Recent Temperature Microstructure Measurements of a Thermohaline Staircase in the Amundsen Basin:  Implications for Atlantic Water heat flux and parameterizations of Double Diffusion
Friday 27th March 2015
1-2pm
Yusuke Kawaguchi, JAMSTEC (visiting research fellow at APL-UW)
Internal waves in eddy during Mirai cruise
Friday 20th March 2015
1-2pm
Julianna Yip, Grad student, McGill University
From winds to sea ice: an anthropological perspective on global climate
Friday 13th March 2015
1-2pm
Jim Thomson (Principal Oceanographer) and Seth Zippel and Maddie Smith (grad students), APL-UW
Waves and Turbulence in the Marginal Ice Zone
Friday 6th March 2015
1-2pm
Melinda Webster, Grad student, APL-UW
On Arctic Melt ponds
Friday 27th February 2015
No Meeting
Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center
Friday 20th February 2015
1-2pm
Matthew Alkire, Senior Oceanographer, APL-UW
Investigating the geochemistry and importance of small rivers in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Friday 13th February 2015
1-2pm
Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz, Research Associate, APL-UW
The 2nd Episode: Interannual Variability of the Arctic Surface Mixed Layer
Friday 6th February 2015
1-2pm
Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz, Research Associate, APL-UW
Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Arctic Surface Mixed Layer
Friday 30th January 2015
1-2pm
Mike Steele, Senior Principal Oceanographer, APL-UW
Seasonal ice loss in the Beaufort Sea: Toward synchrony and prediction
Thursday 22nd January  2015

1:30-2:30pm

Jinping Zhao, Professor of Physical Oceanography, and lead scientist  of polar research at the Ocean University of China
Insight for the circulations around the Chukchi Abyssal Plain
from the data of 2012 Korea cruise
(Back up room = Hardisty, other than 22nd May and 5th, 19th June 2015)
Polar Science Center, University of Washington, 2015

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