& the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting

Event Dates

This meeting will take place in Bethel, Maine.

The purpose of the meeting is:

  • To present and discuss new results on observations and modeling of the dynamics and mass budget of Arctic glaciers, including the Greenland ice sheet
  • To plan and coordinate field work on Arctic glaciers with the aim of using the available infrastructure and logistics in the most efficient way
  • To develop ideas for future projects and collaboration

The meeting is open to everyone interested in Arctic glaciology. We particularly welcome contributions to our special sessions. Special session on atmosphere-glacier interactions include:

  • Regional patterns of atmospheric warming and links to changes in atmospheric circulation over the Arctic
  • Firn processes and implications on glacier-mass balance / mass-balance assessments

Special session on glacier–ocean interactions include:

  • Process studies on glacier calving/frontal ablation
  • Frontal-ablation results for selected glaciers or regions
  • The importance of subaqueous melt for frontal ablation and link to ocean temperatures
  • Glacial freshwater runoff and effects on fjord/ocean circulation and the marine ecosystem

The latter special session will feature a workshop session led by Luke Copland, University of Ottawa,on the importance of calving (frontal ablation) for the mass budget of Arctic glaciers. This session follows up activities initiated at the IASC workshop in Poland, Sopot, 15-17 October 2016, with the aim to derive a consistent pan-Arctic frontal-ablation estimate for the period 2000-2015.

Registration deadline is December 05, 2016.

For more information about the workshop please visit our website.