**New Session for EGU 2020**- Hydrology of ice shelves, ice sheets and glaciers

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**New Session for EGU 2020**- Hydrology of ice shelves, ice sheets and glaciers

Buzzard, Samantha
Dear all,

We are pleased to share with you a new session for EGU 2020- Hydrology of ice shelves, ice sheets and glaciers- from the surface to the base.

We include the session abstract below and would like to encourage all those interested in any aspect of ice sheet or glacier hydrology to join us for EGU 2020 and consider submitting an abstract to our session https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/34964

Best regards,
Sammie Buzzard, Ian Hewitt, Amber Leeson and Martin Wearing


Hydrology of ice shelves, ice sheets and glaciers- from the surface to the base.

Dynamic subglacial and supraglacial water networks play a key role in the flow and stability of ice sheets. The accumulation of meltwater on the surface of ice shelves has been hypothesized as a potential mechanism controlling ice-shelf stability, with ice-shelf collapse triggering substantial increases in discharge of grounded ice. Observations and modelling also suggest that complex hydrological networks occur at the base of glaciers and these systems play a prominent role in controlling the flow of grounded ice. This session tackles the urgent need to better understand the fundamental processes involved in glacial hydrology that need to be addressed in order to accurately predict future ice-sheet evolution and mass loss, and ultimately the contribution to sea-level rise .
We seek contributions from both the modelling and observational communities relating to any area of ice-sheet hydrology. This includes but is not limited to: surface hydrology, melt lake and river formation; meltwater processes within the ice and firn; basal hydrology; subglacial lakes; impacts of meltwater on ice-sheet stability and flow; incorporation of any of these processes into large-scale climate and ice-sheet models.



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