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AOGS 2013, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting
24 June 2013 - 28 June 2013
2013 Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting (AOGS2013)
Dates: 24-28 June 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
For futher information: http://asiaoceania.org/aogs2013/public.asp?page=home.htm
GEOTRACES Relevant Session:
Controls on the Biogeochemistry of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and its Adjacent Marginal Seas
Main Convener: Dr. Tung-Yuan Ho (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Co-conveners: Dr. Sohrin Yoshiki (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. I-I Lin (National Taiwan University,Taiwan) and Dr. George T F Wong (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
The Northwestern Pacific Ocean and its adjacent marginal seas is an important and notable biogeochemical province in the world’s oceans. It includes the largest marginal sea of the world, the South China Sea, and some world class shelf-seas (e.g., the East China Sea and Northern South China Sea Shelf-sea and the Sunda Shelf). Its biogeochemistry is driven by diverse anthropogenic and natural forcings at strengths that are among the strongest in the world. They include riverine inputs from some of the major rivers of the world such as the Changjiang, Huangho, Pearl River and Mekong River, atmospheric deposition with material from multiple origins (including desert dust, volcanic aerosols, anthropogenic aerosols, biomass burning) at some of the highest fluxes in the world, typhoons occurring at frequencies and strengths that are among the highest in the world, internal waves with amplitudes that are almost unmatched in the world and one of the two primary western boundary currents in the world’s oceans. In addition, it is also affected by global phenomena such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation, La Niña, ocean acidification and global warming. This joint (BG-OS-AS) session welcomes submissions of studies from broad disciplines in the biogeochemistry of the region, including observations, modeling, and remote sensing efforts.