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Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System
From Tuesday 11 September 2018
To Saturday 22 September 2018
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The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc.  The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.

The summer school will be held in Karthaus in the Italian Alps.  Lecturers include B. de Boer, T. Blunier, I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Navarro, F. Pattyn, G. Spada, A. Stroeven, W.J. van de Berg, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application to the convenor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before 15 May 2018.  You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 15 June 2018.  Your application should include:

  • A short statement why you want to partipate in this course
  • Affiliation and name of supervisor
  • A description of your research project (~200 words)
  • A curriculum vitae

Please supply this information as a single PDF file.

For more information, please visit the Karthaus Course website.

Location Karthaus, northern Italy

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