The abstract deadline for SCAR-IASC Polar 2018
(19-23 Jun, Davos) is approaching fast and is just around the corner (Nov 1) so we would like to encourage you to
submit to our session
on “Permafrost landforms in the two Poles as possible Mars analogue.”
number CR-2 (within category C – Cryosphere) is focalized on permafrost landforms in the two poles.
The session focuses on permafrost landforms and related geomorphic and weathering processes on
the two Poles.Permafrost landforms but also their geomorphic processes and in some cases the weathering processes can be considered the best analogue of Mars. The session wants to encourage the comparison between similar permafrost landforms in the two Poles and within
the different climatic areas of each Pole (i.e. Maritime Antarctica and Continental Antarctica) and the possible comparison with the Martian analogue. The session wants also to include the comparison between the different weathering processes and rates in different permafrost environments in the two Poles (rock weathering
and cryosoils) and their possible interactions with living organisms and ecosystems.Transdisciplinary contributions from geomorphology, physical geography, ecology of permafrost areas, soils, microclimate, hydrology, geophysics and remote sensing are expect ed. The session aims to contribute to questions from the SCAR Horizon Scan and
ICARP III report emphasizing the significance of fast changing terrestrial environments.