2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009)
Session No. 269 Wednesday, 21 October 2009
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Oregon Convention Center: Portland Ballroom 254

P1. Crisis In The Cryosphere: Impacts of Planetary Meltdown (American Quaternary Association [AMQUA]; GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; International Union for Quaternary Research [INQUA]; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division)

George T. Stone, Andrew M. Buddington and Michael E. Mann, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
269-11:40 PM ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE: A PALEOCLIMATE PERSPECTIVE FROM THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS: THOMPSON, Lonnie G., Byrd Polar Research Center and School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 1090 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, thompson.3@osu.edu
269-22:15 PM OBSERVED AND PROJECTED CHANGES IN PERMAFROST IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE: MARCHENKO, Sergei, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, ffssm1@uaf.edu and ROMANOVSKY, Vladimir, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute UAF, 903 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320
269-32:45 PM COASTAL SYSTEM RESPONSE AND HUMAN ADAPTATION TO COLLAPSE OF THE CRYOSPHERE: A NORTH CAROLINA CASE STUDY: RIGGS, Stanley R., Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, riggss@ecu.edu
269-43:15 PM SOLVING THE ENTIRE SEA LEVEL PROBLEM: PFEFFER, W. Tad, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309-0450, pfeffer@colorado.edu
 3:45 PM Break
269-54:00 PM ATMOSPHERIC IMPACTS OF A SHRINKING ARCTIC SEA ICE COVER: STROEVE, Julienne C., National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Campus Box 449, Boulder, CO 80309-0449, stroeve@kryos.colorado.edu
269-64:30 PM IS RECENT ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE EXCEPTIONAL?: STEIG, Eric J., Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, steig@uw.edu
269-75:00 PM EVIDENCE OF PLIOCENE WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET COLLAPSES UNDER CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO FUTURE WARMING SCENARIOS: POWELL, Ross D., Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL 60115, rpowell@niu.edu, NAISH, Tim, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, 1, New Zealand, and ANDRILL MCMURDO ICE SHELF, Science Team, c/o ANDRILL Science Management Office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 125C Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0341

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