Rates of glacier mass loss in the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest (PCTR) are among the highest on Earth, and changes in glacier volume and extent will impact the flow regime and chemistry of coastal rivers, as well as the nearshore marine ecosystem of the Gulf of Alaska. In this talk we will summarize the physical, chemical and biological linkages that characterize the northern PCTR ecosystem, with particular emphasis on the potential impacts of glacier change in the coastal mountain ranges on the surface-water hydrology, biogeochemistry, coastal oceanography and aquatic ecology.
Links to mentioned papers and resources:
The dynamic controls on carbonate mineral saturation states and ocean acidification in a glacially dominated estuary - Reisdorph and Mathis in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Icefield to Ocean - https://csc.alaska.edu/resource/icefield-ocean and http://acrc.alaska.edu/acrc_ecology/icefield2estuary.html
Shad O’Neel: firstname.lastname@example.org 907.786.7088
Eran Hood: email@example.com 907.796.6244