POLAR2018: CR-3 Cryosphere-hydrosphere interactions: The water cycle at the three Poles
here is one of the last encouragements to submit an abstract to the
POLAR2018 conference to be held
in June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland (https://www.polar2018.org/). The
deadline for abstract submission is Wed,
1st November 2017.
We particularly encourage you to submit an abstract to session CR-3 Cryosphere-Hydrosphere interactions:
The water cycle at the three Poles
which will cover both the polar and the mountain cryosphere.
The session description is below.
See you in Davos!
Francesca Pellicciotti, Philip Marsh, Walter Immerzeel, and Daniel
Seasonal snow, glaciers, ice caps, and permafrost play a key
role in the dynamics of the Earth system both in the Polar regions
and at high altitudes: Both the vegetation and the hydrological
cycle are strongly controlled by, and interact with, seasonal snow;
melt from glaciers and ice caps can be an important freshwater
resource; and permafrost significantly affects landscape morphology
and runoff processes.
In this session, we welcome contributions on the Polar and non-polar
cryosphere, with a particular focus on local- and regional-scale
interactions between the cryosphere and the hydrosphere. Topics to
be addressed include but are not limited to (1) the quantification
of past, present, and future contribution of snow- and icemelt to
water resources, (2) the numerical representation of cryospheric
components and processes in local- and regional-scale
glacio-hydrological models, (3) the estimation of water reserves
stored in glaciers, permafrost, and snow, (4) the quantification of
both solid and liquid precipitation at high latitudes and high
altitudes, and (5) the dynamics of the high-altitude and Polar water
The session does not have a particular geographical focus, but aims
at providing a wide-ranging overview on recent developments in the
understanding of hydrosphere-cryosphere interactions in Polar and