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).
“… 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 >> “
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.