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Glacial Isostatic Adjustment, Ice Sheets, and Sea-level Change – Observations, Analysis, and Modelling Workshop
From Tuesday 24 September 2019 -  08:00am
To Thursday 26 September 2019 - 05:00pm
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This workshop invites contributions discussing observations, analyses, and modelling of ice sheet dynamics, the ensuing solid-Earth response, the resulting global and local (relative) sea-level changes, and the interactions and feedbacks between these components of the coupled Earth system. Contributions related to both polar regions are welcomed. The workshop will emphasize recent developments in GIA and ice sheet modelling:

  • coupled ice-sheet/GIA models to explore interactions, including those that may accelerate or impede rapid delivery of ice to the oceans
  • GIA modelling with complex Earth models that may incorporate lateral heterogeneity (i.e., three-dimensional Earth models) and non-linear rheologies.

We also seek contributions on:

  • Observations constraining ice sheet history and refinements or syntheses of paleo-sea-level histories
  • Glacial isostatic adjustment modeling to explain aspects of the paleo record (ice-sheet extent, sea-level history) and present-day measured crustal motion and gravitational changes
  • Geophysical and geodetic constraints on Earth structure and mantle rheology beneath present-day and ancient ice sheets
  • Ice sheet and glacier measurements and modelling of past, present, and future extent and volume.

Travel funding will be available for selected early-career researchers.

Registration is free, but we need to know your name and contact information. Registration will be first come, first served, and will end when we reach capacity, or on April 30, 2019. Please register via the GIA Workshop Registration Form.

Abstract Submission
Attendees may submit more than one abstract. The preference is for oral presentations, but limited poster space will be available. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be provided by email after abstract submission is closed on April 30. Submit your abstract via the GIA Workshop Abstract Submission Form.

Further information on the workshop, including an option for accommodation, is provided in the First Circular.

The workshop is sponsored by SCAR's Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryosphere Evolution (SERCE) Scientific Research Programme, Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), and the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Location Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada