A Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers & the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting will take place at the University Center Obergurgl, in Obergurgl, Austria, 28-30 January 2020.
In addition to sessions on glacier dynamics and mass balance, the workshop will host a cross-cutting activity by the Cryosphere and Marine Working Groups of IASC on “Glacier-ocean interactions and their impact on Arctic marine ecosystems”. This activity aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum by bringing together glaciologists, marine ecologists and oceanographers interested in glacier-ocean interactions and to stimulate future collaborations.
The scope of the meeting covers all aspects concerning the mass balance and dynamics of Arctic glaciers and ice caps, including the Greenland Ice Sheet, and that utilize a broad range of methods, including field observations, remote sensing and modelling. We especially encourage submission to our cross-cutting activity on “Glacier-ocean interactions and their impact on Arctic marine ecosystems”
Arctic glaciers contribute significant amounts of freshwater into Arctic fjords/ocean, in form of surface melt/runoff and frontal ablation (iceberg calving and submarine melt) with direct effects on water masses and regional circulation patterns in fjords and oceans. The exchange of mass and heat at tidewater glacier margins drive feedbacks on frontal ablation and glacier dynamics. There is growing awareness of the potential impacts of glacial processes and glacier-change on marine ecosystems and biodiversity.
This cross-cutting activity is endorsed by the Cryosphere and Marine working groups of IASC and follows up on two previous cross-cutting activities, “The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem”. The cross-cutting aims at bringing together people from glaciology, marine ecology and oceanography to stimulate cross-disciplinary research. We welcome contributions based on field observations, satellite remote sensing and/or theoretical approaches and modelling.
INTAROS will be represented at the meeting by colleagues from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, presenting a poster on the outcomes of INTAROS Deliverable 3.6 - First implementation and data: Greenland.
You can check out the poster here.
Dates: 28-30 January 2020
Location: Obergurgl, Austria
Further Information: Please visit the conference website.