MOCA Joint Model-data Workshop for the Late Pleistocene Evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 22 May 2014 to 24 May 2014

Where: Grenoble, France

More information:


The registration (and travel support application) deadline for a workshop bridging glacial geology and ice sheet modelling for the Late Pleistocene evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets has been extended to Feb 10/14. The workshop will be held at:

LGGE (Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement),
Grenoble, May 22-24, 2014, (just prior to the IGS International
Symposium on Observations, Modelling and Prediction of the Cryospheric
Contribution to Sea Level Change, in Chamonix)

Workshop Objectives include:

  • Bring together the field and modelling communities working on
    Antarctica, Greenland, or both.
  • Clarify key uncertainties for the field data and modelling
  • Compare latest model results to data and glaciological/geological inferences
  • Identify key model deficiencies wrt data
  • Identify priorities for new data
  • Consider what can be done to make paleo records and model output
    more accessible to various users
  • Consider surprises in the model results and whether they are
    refuted by data

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Bentley, Durham U.
Peter Clark, Oregon State U.
Rob DeConto, U. Mass.
Brenda Hall, U. Maine
Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand, British Antarctic Survey
Anne Jennings, INSTAAR, U. of Colorado
Kurt Kjaer, U. of Copenhagen
Antony Long, Durham U.
Frank Pattyn, Free University of Brussels
John Stone, U. of Washington
Pippa Whitehouse, Durham U.

Thanks to generous support from International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), IUGG, Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS), and SCAR, funding will be available to support attendance by early career and non-OECD scientists. Deadline for travel support application is also extended to Feb 10/14.

For more information and/or registration/abstract submission refer to the workshop webpage. Note, abstracts are not required to register/participate.