Early Registration Deadline Approaching.
The 24th Polar Libraries Colloquy in Boulder, Colorado is getting closer. The deadline for the discounted Early Bird registration is April 30th. You will find registration information and a link to register on the conference web site<http://plc24.blogspot.com/>. You also need to confirm your hotel reservation before May 11, 2012 to receive the discount. You can make reservations with Ari Rubin by email ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>) or telephone (1-800-233-8469). (Mention the Colloquy to get the special rate.)
Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract for a presentation or a poster, our agenda is full of interesting discussion topics, field trips, and informative key speakers. We can't wait to see all of you and share with you our beautiful state and gorgeous weather.
See you in June!
13-16 November 2012 at ESA/ESRIN Frascati Italy
The specific objectives of this topical conference are:
(1) To assess recent progress in the full range of cryosphere relevant EO-based observations and techniques;
(2) To review the major scientific advances in cryosphere science with special attention to the understanding of cryosphere-atmosphere-ocean interactions and impacts in climate change;
(3) To discuss the challenges and opportunities in cryosphere science offered by the new generation of EO satellites as well as the major observational gaps for the coming decades;
(4) To consolidate a scientific roadmap outlining the main priorities and challenges for the cryosphere community in terms of novel observations, enhanced EO-based products and techniques and innovative scientific results.
Contributions are sought for presentations on the state-of-the-art research and developments in the use of EO for cryosphere science. Invited keynotes will give overviews of problems, progress and prospects in key areas. Poster presentations (with a short introduction) will be the main form of presentation. Plenty of time will be reserved for discussions.
Preliminary list of relevant topics:
? Reducing uncertainties in mass balance estimates;
? Ice sheet dynamics;
? Ice shelf-ocean interactions;
? Snow, snow albedo and snow water equivalent;
? Hydrology in high latitudes and extreme events;
? Polar ocean, dynamic topography, and circulation;
? Sea ice, thickness and dynamics;
? Permafrost and seasonally frozen ground;
? Glaciers and Ice caps;
? Ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions;
? Role of Cryosphere in climate;
? Cryosphere and ocean dynamics (e.g., thermohaline circulation);
? Cryosphere interactions with the carbon cycle;
? Role of the Cryosphere in the water cycle;
? Lake and river ice;
Ernst J.O. (Ejo) Schrama,
Associate Professor at TU Delft Aerospace
Kluyverweg 1, 2629HS Delft, The Netherlands
tel: +31-15-2784975 fax: +31-15-2785322