We would like to draw your attention
to the Fall 2017 AGU session:
C013: Glacier mass balance: integrated observations and models,
and downstream impacts
This cryosphere session is cross
listed with Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change and Hydrology.
Conveners: Shad O’Neel and Anthony
Confirmed Invited Presentations: John
Pomeroy (U. Saskatchewan, Global Water Futures)
Kyle McDonald (City College New York, High
from mountain glaciers plays an important role in the global sea level budget,
and is also linked to regional socio-economic issues including water supply and
ecosystem function. Glacier mass loss estimates have high uncertainty due to
the challenge of accurately determining hydro-climatic variability at the
necessary spatial and temporal scales. Full utilization of existing field
and remote sensing data can be achieved through data integration, as well as
assimilation of observations into hydrological models.
This session will highlight research efforts
that synthesize multiple data types or integrate data and models to improve our
understanding of glacier mass balance processes and trends. We welcome
submissions over a variety of space and time scales, including analysis of
historic changes and projected changes. We also welcome submission discussing
how integrated research better informs multi-disciplinary efforts such as
surface water modeling, or biophysical coupling between glaciers and ecosystems.
We look forward to seeing your abstract submission to our
Shad and Anthony.
-- Shad O'Neel USGS Glaciologist Alaska Science Center 4210 University Dr. Anchorage AK 99508 907.786.7088