Interactions at the Interface of Glaciology, Oceanography, and Sea Ice (IGLOOS) Workshop

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016

Where: Bangor, Maine

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Summary

We are pleased to announce the first IGLOOS (Interactions at the interface of glaciology, oceanography and sea ice) Workshop to be held at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University on the 28-30th September 2016. The workshop aims to foster new collaborations within Wales and beyond, focused on challenges in cryosphere-ocean interaction science in a changing climate.

Climate change in the polar regions has become synonymous with the striking response of the cryosphere. The decrease in extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice, the acceleration and recession of Greenland glaciers, and the destabilisation of Antarctic ice sheets have all been linked to warming by the ocean. The resulting freshwater input to the ocean impacts local stratification, circulation and the ocean's ability to transfer heat towards the cryosphere, with the potential to feed back
onto ocean overturning. Understanding how the enhanced transfer of energy between ocean and ice in a warming world is driven by interactions at the ice-ocean interface is critical to our ability to accurately predict future climate change. The IGLOOS workshop will focus on the mechanics governing interactions at this interface, and identify promising avenues for improved measurement and modeling of these interactions.

The workshop will follow an afternoon-full day-morning format and feature talks from contributors on glaciology, oceanography and sea-ice science including invited keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Doug Benn (University of St Andrews, Scotland)
  • Dr. Luc Rainville, (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington Seattle)
  • Prof Danny Feltham (Reading University and Centre for Polar Observation and Modeling)

There will be no workshop fees, but to ensure a productive meeting conducive to the exchange of ideas and effective discussion, there is a limit on the total number of attendees. Talks-by-discipline will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Please contact Tom Holt to register interest and intention to attend:
toh08 at aber.ac.uk