The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on ‘Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change’ at the University of Colorado in Boulder on 14–19 August 2017. The meeting will take place at the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Please note that, as a break with tradition to accommodate the postsymposium tour to view the solar eclipse, the symposium will begin on Monday afternoon; talks will commence on Tuesday and continue until Saturday afternoon.
THEMES The changes of the past 15 years in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and the ice sheets appear to be a prelude to new levels of impact of the polar regions on global climate and sea level. The first-year ice system is expanding in the Arctic, with processes comparable to those of Antarctic sea ice. Antarctic sea-ice extent is highly variable and is responding to shifts in ocean circulation and wind patterns. Both polar sea-ice systems interact in important ways with climate and with the adjacent ice sheets.
Much of the growing awareness and understanding of polar change has come from the tremendous success of satellite and airborne remote sensing, supporting both process studies and modeling of the geophysical basis for observed changes. The proposed symposium will both summarize new, high-profile results from the international research communities and provide a synthesis of current understanding as climate change impacts continue.
For more information, please visit the IGS website: https://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2017/boulder/
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