The course is meant for Ph.D. students and provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, kinematics, ice rheology, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, glacier fluctuations, etc.
Lectures will be given in the morning and exercises (including computer projects) in the afternoon. An excursion will be organised to nearby glaciers. Lecturers include: I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Pattyn, P. Stocchi, F. Navarro, J. Oerlemans, C. Tijm-Reijmer, (convenor).
The standard registration fee is €800. This covers lodging, full board, excursion and course material. The International Glaciological Society offers four fellowships to cover the registration for students that qualify but have difficulties paying the fee (this requires a justification).
Applications are open until 15 January 2022. Applicants should be aware that Covid restrictions may be in place.
Full details are available on the Karthaus Course website.
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