Session: Holocene Glacier Variability from the Tropics to the Poles

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 20 July 2011 to 27 July 2011

Where: Bern, Switzerland


Glaciers respond sensitively to climate change. Recent (Holocene) glacier fluctuations are a valuable proxy for terrestrial interglacial paleoclimate conditions. A main challenge for interpreting paleoclimate from past mountain glacier extents is distinguishing local and regional patterns from global signals. Reconstructing Holocene glacier extents involves many disciplines including terrestrial and marine geology, geochronology and glaciology. For this session, we invite research on Holocene glacier fluctuations around the globe.

We hope to facilitate an inter-hemispheric comparison of glacier records including locations in the Tropics, European Alps, American Cordillera, Southern Alps of New Zealand, Himalaya and Polar Regions and to identify future research questions and directions.

For more information, please contact Meredith Kelly at:
Meredith.A.Kelly [at]