International Summer School in Glaciology

Event Type: Field Training and Schools


6 August 2014 to 16 August 2014

Where: McCarthy, Alaska

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The course is intended to provide glaciology graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology. Key topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote sensing in glaciology
  • Glacier mass balance and glacier meteorology
  • Response of glaciers to climate change
  • Glacier dynamics, surging and tidewater glaciers, ice stream
  • Ice-ocean interactions
  • Ice-sheet modeling, Inverse modeling
  • Glacier hydrology
  • Glacier geology
  • Current research frontiers in glaciology

A focus will be on remote sensing, modeling and quantitative glaciology. The course will not be given for official university credit, but in case credits are needed students can sign up for an ‘individual study’ course. Students can get a participation certificate upon request after successful completion of the course.

Deadline is 20 February 2014.

Student fees: US $ 300 (inludes accommodation and food in McCarthy, course material and transport Fairbanks-McCarthy). A few student travel grants are available.

The summer school is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Norwegian-North-American exchange program GlacioEx, the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.