Call for Abstracts - ESC 2018: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere
Apologies for cross-posting
would like to draw your attention to session S12: "Seismological and
Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere", to be held
during the 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (http://www.escmalta2018.eu), in Valletta, Malta, between 2 and 7 September 2018.
session accepts both oral and poster contributions on a wide spectrum
of topics to be found within the appended session-scope description.
Abstract submission deadline is 31 March 2018.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Valletta.
The Polar Regions attract increased attention and have
special significance as regions strained the most by the consequences of
climate change. The unanswered questions over the regions’ tectonic evolution,
the implications of their natural resources and the United Nations’ Law of the
Sea Treaty stimulate further interest in them. Both the Arctic and Antarctica
have been recently central in several international research frameworks, which
also include strong geophysical components. Some of the seismological
challenges in the Polar Regions are the origin and properties of intraplate
seismicity, the mechanisms of ultra-slow sea-floor spreading, the role of
glacial rebound in seismicity triggering and the exploration for oil and gas.
Moreover, seismology is gaining momentum as an effective tool in the study of
glacier and ice-sheet dynamics in the polar and mountain environment. Diverse
seismic signals originating in the cryosphere are being detected, their sources
including glaciers and ice streams, ice shelves and icebergs. The mechanisms
behind these seismic events vary, involving phenomena such as crevassing,
calving and surging.
We invite submissions to the session on
seismology and Earth structure in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in glaciated
environments in temperate climates. All seismological topics are welcome,
including monitoring and analysis of seismicity (tectonic and cryogenic),
studies of recent larger seismic events and seismotectonics, and seismic
imaging of crustal and mantle structure. We welcome contributions both on
recent research results and their interpretation and on experiments under the
special conditions of the polar environment and mountain glaciers.