AGU2019 Session: Cryospheric Geophysics

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AGU2019 Session: Cryospheric Geophysics

Atsuhiro Muto
Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the AGU 2019 session “Geophysical Advances in Cryospheric Processes, Structure, and Environmental Change.” This session will showcase the latest geophysical innovations and revelations in studies of the frozen Earth (permafrost, glaciers, ice sheets, snow, etc.). This session is co-organized between Cryosphere, Near-Surface Geophysics, and Seismology sections. We hope you will submit an abstract and share this announcement with interested colleagues. As a reminder, the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 31 July 23:59 EDT.

Abstract submission information: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/74729

Thank you,
Stephanie James [USGS]
Dan McGrath [Colorado State University]
Atsuhiro Muto [Temple University]
Andy Parsekian [University of Wyoming]

Session ID: 74729
Session Title: [NS006] Geophysical Advances in Cryospheric Processes, Structure, and Environmental Change
Session Description: The cold regions of our planet are undergoing unprecedented changes; however, many details of cryospheric processes and subsurface characteristics are inaccessible beneath or within frozen Earth materials and thus remain unknown. Geophysical observations are essential to studies of high-elevation and high-latitude cold regions, and through ongoing advancements in instrumentation, computing power, and new measurement strategies, geophysical methods are well positioned to address many open cryospheric research questions. In this session, we seek submissions describing advancements, insights, and opportunities provided by geophysical observations in the study of glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, snow, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. We welcome submissions using ground and airborne geophysical methods (e.g. ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, electromagnetic, seismic, gravity etc.) applied to solve cryospheric problems including characterization, detection, and/or monitoring of cold-region environments. Studies exploring innovative methods, multidisciplinary approaches, and the vulnerability of the cryosphere to future changes are particularly encouraged.

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