This workshop will exchange concepts and ideas on the development and application of geophysical exploration methods to problems in the changing cryosphere relating to snow, sea ice, permafrost, glaciers and ice sheets. We will focus mainly on how various methods of subsurface imaging can help monitor changes in the cryosphere and thus elucidate the consequences of a changing climate. These changes may include the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers, active layer depth and extent, the state and depth of terrestrial and offshore permafrost, and the mass budget and state of sea ice and the seasonal snow cover. The workshop will also highlight advances in geophysical methods, especially as may be relevant to resource development, environmental hazard monitoring and assessment, and bridging the gap between development and practical application of geophysical technology.
We invite papers that investigate all aspects of cold regions subsurface imaging and extraction of in situ petrophysical properties.