Karthaus Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 11 September 2012 to 22 September 2012

Where: Karthaus, Italy

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The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, kinematics, ice rheology, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, glacier fluctuations, etc.

Lectures will be given in the morning and exercises (including computer projects) in the afternoon. An excursion will be organized to nearby glaciers. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.