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     CRYOLIST Conference Digest

Today's Topics:

   1. AGU session: C021 Microbial Processes and Diversity on
      Glacial Surfaces (Alexandre Magno Anesio)
   2. CryoSat-2 Session at the AGU fall meeting 2012 (Giles, Katharine)
   3. AGU cryosphere climate data record session (David Robinson)


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:13:14 +0100
From: Alexandre Magno Anesio <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: AGU session: C021 Microbial Processes and Diversity on
        Glacial Surfaces
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Dear all

Apologies for cross-posting!

We would like to draw your attention that there will be a session in the
next AGU (3-7 December 2012 - in San
Francisco about microbial and biogeochemical processes at glacier surfaces.
We are really interested in bringing glaciologists, hydrologists ,
chemists, biologists, etc together. Presentations linking surface processes
with subglacial and forefield habitats are also welcome. Please do consider
to submit an abstract to the session:

C021: Microbial Processes and Diversity on Glacial Surfaces

"Increasing evidence shows that the surface of glaciers and ice sheets
harbour active microbial communities. These communities play an important
role in the cycling of carbon and other elements within the cryosphere, and
may be analogues for life on other icy planets, and may have been of
fundamental importance to the evolution of life during Snowball Earth. In
addition of providing labile sources of carbon and other nutrients to
adjacent habitats typically starved for nutrients, microbial growth on the
ice may also be important in decreasing the ice albedo thus accelerating
melt. This session will bring biologists, biogeochemists and glaciologists
together to understand the feedbacks between the ice habitat and microbial

The deadline for abstract submission is 8 August.

Invited speakers include:
- Shiro Kohshima (Kyoto University)
- Jemma Wadham (University of Bristol)
- Eran Hood (University of Alaska Southeast)

Hope to see you in San Francisco! Please feel free to spread the word.

Alexandre Anesio, Birgit Sattler, Andrew Fountain and Nozomu Takeuchi

Alexandre Magno Anesio
Bristol Glaciology Centre
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol

Phone: +44 117 331 4157
Fax: +44 117 928 7878
[hidden email]


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 13:46:04 +0000
From: "Giles, Katharine" <[hidden email]>
To: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
Subject: CryoSat-2 Session at the AGU fall meeting 2012
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Dear Colleagues
Please submit an abstract to C006: CryoSat-2: Science and Validation at this years AGU fall meeting in San Francisco.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 8th August and the session is described below.
Best wishes from the session conveners,
Katharine Giles, Tommaso Parrinello, Rene Forsberg? and Walter H Smith?
"ESA's CryoSat mission is dedicated to precise monitoring of changes in the thickness of ice floating in the polar oceans and variations in the thickness of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. It is also able to provide measurements over continental glaciers and the global oceans. This session is a forum to assess the technical performance and early scientific results of the CryoSat mission. We welcome abstracts on all aspects of satellite geodesy, including ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, marine gravity and oceanography, in addition to abstracts that describe the instrument and platform calibration and in-situ validation of geophysical products derived from CryoSat-2 data."

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:07:01 -0400
From: David Robinson <[hidden email]>
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Subject: AGU cryosphere climate data record session
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Hi Cryolisters,

We are pleased to announce Session C041: Using Satellite-Derived
Cryospheric Data Records to Better Understand Climate Variability and
Change at the 2012 Fall AGU meeting (December 3-7).  Please consider
submitting an abstract for this session by the August 8 deadline
<>. The session description follows:

"The availability of multiple decades of satellite-derived snow and sea
ice data records makes it possible to gain a better understanding of
climate variability and change.Presentations are invited that explore
such topics as interannual variations in snow extent and depth, trends
toward early spring snow melt, decreasing summer ice extent, and more
expansive Greenland snow melt.Presentations are also sought that explore
relationships between these cryospheric fluctuations and changes in
other climate system components."

Session conveners
Dave Robinson ([hidden email])
Tom Mote ([hidden email])

Dr. David A. Robinson
Professor, Department of Geography
New Jersey State Climatologist
Rutgers University
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8054

voice: 848-445-4741
fax: 732-445-0006
email:[hidden email]

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