Past and present changes in the mass balance of the Earth's glaciers and ice caps induce present-day deformation of the solid Earth on a range of spatial scales, from the very local to global. Of principal interest are geodetic observations that validate, or may be assimilated into, models of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) and/or constrain models of present-day ice mass change through measurements of elastic rebound. Using geometric measurements alone, elastic and viscoelastic deformations cannot be separated without additional models or observations.
Registration is now open for a variety of field courses and teacher trainings offered by Alaska Geographic. The multi-day field courses explore Alaska's national parks, forests, and refuges, and are available during summer 2013.
A recently-held Arctic transportation workshop in Iceland highlighted the need to better understand private sector transportation infrastructure and assets, recognizing industry's role in the responsible development of resources, response and supportive infrastructure.
The Nordic Centre of Excellence, SVALI (Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice) will hold its second summer school on the topic of Glaciology and Earth System Models. The school is a joint effort by the SVALI consortium and CSC.
The school takes place at Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, Finland. It is conveniently located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The near vicinity of the capital city is not visible, however - the venue is in a nature preservation area that resembles Finland's nature in its best.
The United States is an Arctic nation, one of only eight such nations worldwide that are responsible for the stewardship of a region undergoing dramatic environmental, social, and economic changes. The implications of these changes demand a fresh look at how the Federal Government and its partners address management challenges in the region.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks announces that applications are now being accepted for an 11-day spring field course entitled "Field techniques in interdisciplinary sea-ice research". The course is open to open to graduate students in earth, environmental, marine and biological sciences and engineering and will be taught at UIC-NARL in Barrow, Alaska 8-18 May 2013.
Organizers of the international conference entitled "Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal (PAST) Gateways" announce registration and call for abstracts. The conference will convene 13-17 May 2013 in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Welcome to the Meeting of the Americas, a Joint Assembly that covers topics in all areas of the geophysical sciences. Join your colleagues, including Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders at the Cancun Center in Cancun, Mexico, 14–17 May 2013 as they connect to present groundbreaking research. Sandy beaches and turquoise waters together with Mexican hospitality make this a unique site for another successful Joint Assembly!