IGS International Symposium on Snow

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 25 September 2022 to 30 September 2022

Where: Davos, Switzerland

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The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on ‘Snow’ in 2022. The symposium will be held at the Davos Congress Centre,
Davos, Switzerland.

Snow is a complex material, transient and of singular beauty. While our understanding has improved over the recent decades, it still offers numerous scientific challenges.The snow cover plays a crucial role in the climate of cold regions – from high latitudes to high elevations – and impacts societies and their activities. Because of its high climate sensitivity, snow is declining, with far-reaching consequences for the environment and humanity.

Given these prospects and improvements in advanced technologies for monitoring and modelling, we announce a symposium focused on understanding snow and its impacts on the environment, people and infrastructure. Snow will be examined at all scales – from the microscale of snow structure to the
global scale.

This meeting seeks to address various challenges by bringing together scientists from diverse communities engaged in research on snow. The organizers welcome snow-related contributions, including ground-based observations, remote sensing, laboratory experiments, numerical modelling, data compilations and analyses, risk management, water resources, climate and social impact assessment.

Suggested Topics

These include (but are not limited to):

  1. Observing and modelling of snow and its changes at different scales
  2. Snow physics and chemistry
  3. Snow as a component of climate
  4. Remote sensing of seasonal snow and avalanches
  5. Snow in motion and snow engineering
  6. Snow and biosphere
  7. Snow hydrology

Abstract and Paper Publication

Participants who wish to present a paper (oral or poster) at the Symposium will be required to submit an abstract by 30 June 2022. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the Symposium’s website. The Council of the IGS will publish a thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on topics consistent with the Symposium themes. Participants are encouraged to submit manuscripts for this Annals volume.

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