International Symposium on Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a Warming Climate

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 24 June 2012 to 29 June 2012

Where: Fairbanks, Alaska


Glaciers and ice sheets are making large contributions to rising sea level, and their mass losses are expected to accelerate in a warming climate. New technologies have broadened our ability to detect and monitor glacier and ice sheet changes, though large uncertainties about the current state of the cryosphere remain. Moreover, predictive models are at present unable to capture many key processes of glacier mass balance and dynamics, many of which are non-linear. How are glaciers and ice sheets responding to recent changes in climate, and what changes can we expect in the future? This meeting seeks to address these problems by bringing together experts in glacier, climate and ocean studies, using in-situ observations, remote sensing and modeling.

Abstract deadline: 1 March 2012

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