This is the first international symposium that will bring together three of the leading international organisations in the field of cryospheric research: the International Glaciological Society (IGS), the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), and the WCRP Climate & Cryosphere Project (CliC). The theme of the conference ‘The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’ is global in scope with a focus on physical processes within the cryosphere, and interactions between the cryosphere and the climate system.
Topics will include (but are not limited to):
- Contribution of glaciers and ice sheets to sea level changes, past, present and future;
- Thresholds and processes for ice shelf loss in a warming world;
- Mt Cook and the Hooker Glacier
(Photo Source: www.tumblr.comAttribution of cryospheric changes to natural and anthropogenic climate changes;
- Glacier and ice sheet dynamics: processes, uncertainties, boundary conditions, field and laboratory experiments and modelling;
- Coupling of global climate models to glacier, ice sheet and snow models;
- Ice cores and climate;
- Ice–ocean interactions in a changing climate;
- Contrasting hemispheric sea ice behaviour;
- Cryospheric feedbacks to climate change, including polar amplification of climate;
- Snow processes and their relevance in a changing climate;
- Snow and glacier hydrology, and changing runoff in a warming climate;
- Effects of climate variability and change on mountain glaciers;
- Emerging areas of cryosphere/climate research.
See the Second Circular for more information, or visit the symposium website.
Abstract submission is now open on the website but, if you have not yet done so, you must register your interest on the IGS website first.