POLAR2018 session 'Arctic and Antarctic past ice sheet dynamics and paleoclimate evolution'

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POLAR2018 session 'Arctic and Antarctic past ice sheet dynamics and paleoclimate evolution'

Larter, Robert D.
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the session ' Arctic and Antarctic past ice sheet dynamics and paleoclimate evolution' at the POLAR2018 SCAR/IASC Conference in Davos, Switzerland. The conference as a whole spans 15th-26th June 2018, but this session will be part of the Open Science Conference which will run during the week 19th-23rd June 2018.

Please note that the abstract deadline is 1st November 2017.

To submit abstracts go to http://www.polar2018.org/abstracts.html
For further information about the POLAR2018 conference see http://www.polar2018.org/

Session Description:
The Greenland Ice Sheet and marine-based parts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet have the potential to provide a major contribution to sea-level rise over the next centuries. Improved understanding of underlying processes, thresholds, rates and magnitudes of previous ice sheet retreats is essential to improve predictions of future sea-level rise and guide effective mitigation plans. In this regard, times when global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels were higher than today are of particular interest. More recent warm intervals and times of glacial retreat, such as MIS 3 and the last glacial termination, also provide particular opportunities because of the spatial data coverage that is achievable. This session aims to bring together results of studies on past ice sheets across transects extending from the ice sheet interior to the deep sea, in both the Arctic and Antarctica and based on data-data (sedimentological and ice core archives) and data-model integration and intercomparison.
The session is highly interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from fields including glaciology, ice sheet modeling, sedimentology, paleolimnology, and marine geology and geophysics, as well as climate and atmospheric sciences. We solicit presentations on linkages between continental, ice-proximal and far-field marine records and models. We aim to learn about polar linkages and teleconnections, and reconciling differences between local versus regional and global records.

Rob Larter (British Antarctic Survey)
Sonja Berg (University of Cologne)
Samuel Jaccard (University of Bern)
Neil Glasser (Aberystwyth University)

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