Call for Abstracts and Registration: International Glaciological Society Annual Symposium

Date: 
27 February 2018

Call for Abstracts and Registration
International Glaciological Society Annual Symposium
3-8 June 2018
Buffalo, New York

Abstract submission deadline: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Early registration deadline: 31 March 2018

For more information, go to:
https://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2018/buffalo/

For questions, contact:
Bea Csatho
Email: bcsatho [at] buffalo.edu


Organizers invite abstract submissions and registration for the International Glaciological Society Annual Symposium titled Timescales, Processes, and Glacier Dynamics. This symposium will be held 3-8 June 2018 in Buffalo, New York.

Symposium Overview:

The physical processes controlling glacier dynamics form the basis of modern glaciology. In spite of the rapid growth in observational data, the ultimate scientific challenge continues to be relating observations to processes. Time-series observational data are essential to understanding processes; however, their analysis often reveals processes operating on timescales ranging from diurnal to millennial. Individual processes may underpin long-term glacier stability, promote instability, or drive natural variability in the glacier state. For example, gravitationally-driven flow is among the most fundamental processes in glaciology and is controlled by ice-surface slope and thickness. The evolution of the ice surface, in turn, reveals processes related to the mechanical controls on ice flow, firn compaction, development of supraglacial meltwater flow networks, basal melt, isostasy, and surface mass balance. Each of these processes alters the surface elevation and is characterized by a different timescale. Assessment of the processes producing changes over a particular time interval poses a major challenge. Hence, even routinely acquired data are difficult to reason about. Interpretation of other data, such as surface velocity, climatological data, radar stratigraphy, glacier history, ice core records, paleoclimate proxies, and in-situ observations, are also confounded by relations between processes and timescales.

Abstract submission deadline: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Early registration deadline: 31 March 2018

For more information about the symposium, go to:
https://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2018/buffalo/

To submit an abstract, go to:
https://www.igsoc.org/abstracts/a78/

To register, go to:
https://www.igsoc.org/symposia/preregistration/

For questions, contact:
Bea Csatho
Email: bcsatho [at] buffalo.edu