Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth and Mars Conference III

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 18 June 2012 to 22 June 2012

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

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The joint IAVCEI-IACS Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions would like to announce the Third International Conference on Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth & Other Planets, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 18–22, 2012. We are planning a three-day oral and poster session meeting format followed by two days for field excursions to the Wrangell volcanic field and Cook Inlet volcanoes. The conference precedes the International Glaciological Society symposium on mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets in a warming climate that will be held in Fairbanks the following week from June 25–29.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists with a common interest in volcano-ice interactions and to highlight recent studies and eruptions at snow- and ice-clad volcanoes. We are particularly interested in encouraging students and post-docs to attend and present their research results.

Preliminary Agenda and Session Topics include:
• Recent significant eruptions: Huila 2007-08, Redoubt 2009, Eyjafjallajökull 2010, Grimsvötn 2011, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle 2011
• Generation, transport, erosion, sedimentology and hydraulics of jökulhlaups
• Wet volcanic mass flows associated with eruptions at snow and ice clad volcanoes
• Glacier-volcano dynamics associated with changing glacier ice loads, past –current - future
• Hazards and risks at snow and ice clad volcanoes
• Glacier-volcano interactions during recent eruptive activity at Aleutian arc and Andes volcanoes
• Heat transfer mechanisms during glaciovolcanic events, lava-scale to edifice-scale
• Paleoenvironmental studies of volcano-ice interactions, dating of glacial events and implications for ice sheets
• Planetary volcano-ice interactions