Abstract Deadline: 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 30 April 2020

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The 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference will take place 18-23 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia. With the pioneering work of Hans Oeschger of University of Bern on carbon dioxide in polar ice cores, a long tradition of ice core research in Switzerland began. Less known is that Hans Oeschger also initiated a high-alpine drilling project on Colle Gnifetti in Switzerland in the 1970s. To acknowledge Hans Oeschger’s important contribution to these two ice core fields and to foster the link between the corresponding communities the theme of the conference is Ice Core Science at the three Poles.

Scientific Topics:

  • Glacial / interglacial dynamics, interglacials, and sea level
  • Holocene and last 2000 year climate forcings and variability
  • Progress in proxy development and interpretation
  • Ice dynamics, ice sheet instability and geophysics
  • High-alpine ice cores
  • Ice biology, basal ice, subglacial lakes
  • Pollution records
  • Advances in drilling engineering and borehole observations
  • Time scales and methods for ice dating
  • Rapid changes and teleconnections
  • Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth system – data and models
  • New ice archives
  • The Oldest Ice challenge, and the preservation of climatic signals in the deepest ice
  • Open session

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2020
Early bird registration closes: July 1, 2020
Online registration closes: September 1, 2020

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