AGU Cryosphere session C014 Geological Controls on Ice Dynamics

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AGU Cryosphere session C014 Geological Controls on Ice Dynamics

Kirsty Tinto
We would like to draw your attention to AGU Session C014 "Geological Controls on Ice Dynamics":

Geological conditions at the base of ice sheets exert control on ice dynamics through a variety of mechanisms including the distribution of geothermal heat flux, hydrological routing, basal friction and topographic control. Incorporation of these geological constraints into ice flow models is important for improving ice sheet mass balance and sea level rise predictions. Direct observations of subglacial geology are extremely scarce and geological conditions must be inferred from geophysical surveys from ground based, airborne and satellite campaigns. This session brings together geological, geophysical and glaciological observations and models from both poles that explore how geological conditions influence ice dynamics.

We hope to attract a mixture of observational and model-based studies to explore the influence of bed geology on the overlying ice, and we encourage you to consider submitting to the session.


Kirsty Tinto, Columbia University
Beata Csatho, University at Buffalo

Kirsty Tinto
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Rt. 9W
Palisades, NY 10964-8000
+1 845 365 8598

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