26th International Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP)

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 12 June 2012 to 14 June 2012

Where: Utö, Stockholms Archipelago, Sweden


FRISP started out as an European forum, but now welcomes any scientist working on ice shelves and related issues. FRISP remains a focus on glaciology, but the scope is extended to include continental shelf oceanography, meteorology, and quaternary paleoclimatology to encourage discussion between these disciplines.

The conference comprises 3 days and welcomes presentations (oral and posters) on all aspects of ice shelf research and ice-ocean interaction, in both hemispheres , including, but not limited to:

-Formation, flow and disintegration of ice shelves;
-Response of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers to past, present and future climate variability;
-Surface and basal mass balance of ice shelves;
-Ice-ocean interaction at the calving front of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers;
-Mass transport across the grounding line;
-Ocean circulation and water mass transformation beneath ice shelves and within pro-glacial fjords;
-Impact of ice shelves on the global ocean;
-Processes controlling the delivery of ocean heat to glaciated coastlines;
-Climate records from on or near current or former ice shelves;
-Iceberg calving, drift, melting, and decay.

Please note that the deadline for booking accommodation is 29th February 2012, because the venue is very popular in the summer months.

Full details of the meeting, venue and registration procedures can be found at http://rechenknecht.natgeo.su.se/FRISP2012.