CANCELED: Karthaus Course on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

Event Type: Other

When: 8 September 2020 to 19 September 2020

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With great regret we inform you that the Karthaus course planned for September 2020 has to be cancelled. We have discussed the situation with the teaching staff, and all agreed that there is no way around it. There are too many uncertainties concerning the development of the covid-19 crisis, especially with regard to international travel.

We sincerely hope that the next Karthaus course will be in September 2021, in a world that is in a better shape and in which we can move more freely again!

The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.

The standard registration fee is € 1000. This covers lodging, full board, excursion and course material. The International Glaciological Society offers three fellowships to cover the registration for students that qualify but have difficulties to pay the fee (this requires a justification).

Lecturers include: T. Blunier, I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Keller, F. Navarro, F. Pattyn, F. Sandberg Sørensen, G. Spada, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, R. Winkelmann, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application before 1 May 2020. Follow the link above for more information.

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