The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS) session at EGU2019

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The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS) session at EGU2019

Paul Vallelonga

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the dedicated ice core session at EGU in 2019: 

CL1.11/CR5.6 The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS). EGU will be held from 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The session programme is here:

The abstract deadline is 10 January 2019.

On behalf of the session convenors,

Paul Vallelonga, Anja Eichler, Thomas Blunier, Rachael Rhodes and Vasileios Gkinis


The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS)

The half-century since the first deep ice core drilling at Camp Century, Greenland, has seen extensive innovation in methods of ice sample extraction, analysis and interpretation. Ice core sciences include isotopic diffusion analysis, multiple-isotope systematics, trace gases and their isotopic compositions, ice structure and physical properties, high-resolution analysis of major and trace impurities, and studies of DNA and radiochemistry in ice, among many others. Many climate and geochemical proxies have been identified from ice cores, with ongoing effort to extend their application and refine their interpretation. Great challenges remain in the field of ice coring sciences, including the identification of suitable sites for recovery of million-year-old ice; spatial integration of climate records (e.g. PAGES groups Antarctica2k and Iso2k); and deeper understanding of glaciological phenomena such as streaming flow, folding of layers and basal ice properties. This session welcomes all contributions reporting the state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences, including drilling and processing, dating, analytical techniques, results and interpretations of ice core records from polar ice sheets and mid- and low-latitude glaciers, remote and autonomous methods of surveying ice stratigraphy, and related modelling research.

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