Cold Region Geomorphology at EGU

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Cold Region Geomorphology at EGU

Spagnolo, Matteo

Dear colleague,

 

we would like to draw your attention to the session GM 9.1/CR1.70 “Cold region geomorphology” at the forthcoming EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 22-27 April 2012 (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9778).

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 17 January 2012.

We hope this session (see below for detailed description and invited speakers) is of interest to you and look forward to receiving your abstract.

Best wishes and apologies for cross-posting,

Matteo Spagnolo (Aberdeen, [hidden email])

Isabelle Gärtner-Roer (Zürich)

Sven Lukas (London)

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GM 9.1/CR1.70 Cold region geomorphology

Present-day glacial and periglacial processes in cold regions, i.e. arctic and alpine environments, provide modern analogues to processes and climatic changes that took place during the Pleistocene, including gradual retreat or collapse of ice sheets and mountain glaciers, melting and shrinking of low-land permafrost. Current changes in mid-latitude mountain ranges could also serve as a proxy for future changes in arctic regions within a context of climate change (e.g. speed-up of creeping permafrost features, relictification of rock glaciers).
We invite contributions that either:
1. investigate present-day glacial and/or periglacial landforms, sediments and processes to describe the current state, to reconstruct past environmental conditions and to predict future scenarios in cold regions;
2. Or have a Quaternary focus and aim at enhancing our understanding of past glacial, periglacial and paraglacial processes, also through the application of dating techniques.
Case studies that use a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g. field, laboratory and modelling techniques) and/or that highlight the interaction between the glacial, periglacial and paraglacial cryospheric components in cold regions are particularly welcome.

Confirmed invited talks:
“Effects of tectonism on glacial and paraglacial processes- a New Zealand case study” by Prof. J. Shulmeister (University of Queensland)
“Bedrock properties and glacial processes and landforms - some examples” by Dr. M. Krabbendam (British Geological Survey)

 

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Dr. Matteo Spagnolo

Lecturer in Physical Geography

School of Geosciences

University of Aberdeen

AB24 3UF, Scotland, UK

Tel. +44-(0)1224-273034

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ccc/



The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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