International Symposium on the Changing Arctic Cryosphere

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
18 August 2014 to 23 August 2014
Edmonton, Alberta

The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on ‘the Changing Arctic Cryosphere’. The symposium will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from 25 to 30 August 2014.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Observations of temporal changes of seasonal snow and ice cover, including snow and ice phenomenology, in situ observations and mathematical modelling techniques.
  • Physical, chemical and biological processes of seasonal snow and ice, including snow metamorphosis, snow structure models and the effect of snow quality on the biosphere.
  • Micro-dynamics of ice, including analysis, modelling and interpretation of ice microstructures, and linking microstructures to geophysical signals.
  • Seasonal sea-ice dynamics and the impact of seasonal sea ice on the ocean, including scaling of ice dynamics, mathematical models, ice ridges, and the oceanic boundary layer under sea ice.
  • Frozen ground and permafrost, focusing on observations, theoretical advances and modelling.
  • Lake and river ice, including ecology of frozen lakes, river ice models, estuaries.
  • Ecological impact of snow cover and snow quality.
  • Remote sensing techniques applied to seasonal snow and ice, including sea and lake ice and snow-mapping technology.
  • Theoretical and numerical advances in modelling seasonal snow and ice, including coupling of cryosphere models with regional climate models and intercomparison of models.
  • Projections and forecasts of seasonal snow and ice in a changing climate, including downscaling methods and evaluations.

If you wish to attend the symposium please log onto the IGS website at and register your details and interest to attend the symposium. Although we strongly encourage prospective attendees to register online it can also be done by filling in and returning the form on the back page of this circular as soon as possible.