Abstract Deadline: PalSea Meeting

Improving Understanding of Ice Sheet and Solid Earth Processes Driving Paleo Sea Level Change

Event Type: Deadlines

When: 1 July 2020

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NEWS April 6th, 2020:
The organizing team is following closely the global development of COVID-19. At the moment, the meeting is NOT CANCELLED. We will keep the PALSEA community informed through the mailing list. At the moment, we invite potential attendees NOT TO MAKE ANY TRAVEL PLANS until we confirm the meeting dates.

The PalSea Meeting will take place 14-16 September, 2020 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York.

This meeting will focus on developing a better understanding of the physical processes that drive ice sheet collapse and solid earth deformation. These processes are highly uncertain due to a lack of observational constraints, yet they are the dominant drivers for local sea level change. Overcoming this uncertainty requires drawing from observations and expertise from a variety of fields complementary to PALSEA and SERCE including rheology, hydrology, glaciology, and geodesy. In this meeting, we aim to bring empiricists and modelers from the sea level and ice sheet communities together in order to unify solid Earth deformation and ice sheet evolution across time and spatial scales. Pairing our improved understanding of physical processes with enhanced paleo datasets will allow us to narrow in on ice sheet contributions to past sea level rise.

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to better understanding past sea level, solid Earth deformation, and the glacial isostatic adjustment process. The second day will be dedicated to presentations addressing cutting-edge constraints on paleo ice sheets including ice sheet modeling and ice margin constraints. During the third day of the meeting we will address data stewardship in the sea level modeling community in breakout groups. In particular we will (1) try to establish best practices for the documentation, distribution, and citation of numerical code, (2) review what benchmarking across different 1D and 3D GIA codes exist and / or should be done, and (3) understand how ice and sea level model output should be made available to the community (what format, what platform).

Abstract submission is now online. Please submit your abstract through this form. Abstract submission will close July 1st 2020. Registration will open later and will close August 10th 2020.

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