Course: Dynamics of Calving Glaciers

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 3 September 2012 to 17 September 2012

Where: Svalbard, Norway

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This course is a detailed exploration of the behaviour of calving glaciers, marine ice-streams and ice shelves. Lectures and seminars will focus on recent changes in calving glacier dynamics and front positions, and the theory of key processes including hydrology, basal motion, fracturing and calving. Laboratory work will include practical classes on modelling calving glaciers, and remote sensing of glacier oscillations, velocities, and other key characteristics.

The course is suitable for PhD students and post docs with a background in glaciology or related discipline. Preference will be given to students involved in the SVALI project.