International Symposium on Glaciology in High-Mountain Asia

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 1 March 2015 to 6 March 2015

Where: Kathmandu, Nepal

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The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on 'Glaciology in high-mountain Asia' in 2015. The symposium will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1–6 March 2015.

As the field of glaciology intersects with both atmospheric and hydrologic sciences, the symposium will also focus on linkages between atmospheric processes and cryospheric change and the downstream impacts in the region. The meeting seeks to bring together scientists from the region and around the world and provide an overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir and Tibetan Plateau regions.

Symposium topics should be focused on studies in high mountain Asia, and include the following:
1. Past, present, and future glacier change (reconstructions, observations, projections)
2. Observations and models of glacier dynamics (including glacier response times, and thickness and volume of ice)
3. Glacier and snow melt processes (debris cover, supraglacial lakes, black carbon, etc.)
4. Hydrology of glacierized catchments
5. High-altitude meteorology, climate downscaling and climatic change (ice core records, etc.)
6. Glacial hazards (GLOFs, avalanches, mass movements)
7. Permafrost studies (measurement, modelling, distribution)
8. Impacts of cryospheric change (local and regional water resources, ecosystems, etc.)

Please register for the symposium through the IGS website. If you cannot do this, contact the IGS office directly. If payment by credit card is not possible, contact the IGS office to arrange for a bank transfer. The ‘Early-bird’ deadline for registration is 15 December 2014. After 15 December the registration feel will increase. A late registration surcharge of $100 will be added after 1 February 2015.

More information is available on the conference circular at the link above.