Greenland symposium on ice sheets & glaciers!


The Symposium: “Reconciling observations and models of elastic and viscoelastic deformation due to ice mass change” will be held between 30 May – 2 June 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland (photos here below).

Vue plongeante de l'hôtel Arctic Hotel d'Ilulissat sur la Baie de DiskoLOW

“… Knowledge of present-day changes in the ice sheets and glaciers are critical to partitioning the individual sources of the well-observed global sea-level change. Similarly, knowledge of past changes is required to advance understanding of the paleo sea level budget and also provide the context for present-day changes. Both 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. Observations of present-day changes in Earth’s shape, gravity field and rotation are therefore sensitive to changes in ice load over a large range of time-scales… further info >> “

Vue sur la Baie de Disko -  Ilulissatlow

The following topics will be covered:

– Observations of present-day changes in glaciers and ice sheets and solid Earth response
– Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) on a heterogeneous Earth: Going beyond 1D Maxwell Earth models
– Cryospheric Deformation in Low Viscosity Regions
– Reconciling models and observations of GIA

Address of the Symposium:  Hotel Arctic (1st photo here above), Ilulissat, Greenland.

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