ice sheets session at 36th International Geological Congress in March next year

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ice sheets session at 36th International Geological Congress in March next year

Kenichi Matsuoka-2
## Early bird abstract deadline: 15 September ##

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Mathieu Morlighem of UC Irvine is the keynote speaker of our session "Polar ice sheets and their interactions with geosphere, atmosphere, and ocean" at the 36th International Geological Congress held in New Delhi on 2-8 March, 2020. He will present BedMachine projects both in Greenland and Antarctica, including its impact on ice-sheet modeling, sea-level change, and emerged data gaps that should be prioritized. This session is widely open to develop synergic views on the rapidly changing polar ice sheets and their interactions with surrounding ocean, atmosphere, and geosphere.

The early-bird, fee-free,  abstract submission deadline is 15 September, Sunday next week. You can submit abstracts until 31 October, but please take this generous opportunity. If you feel that traveling to India is costly, the conference provides various financial supports:

Theme 8 The Polar World - Past, Present and Future
Session 8.1 Polar Ice Sheets and Their Interactions with Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Ocean

The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are the two largest fresh water reservoirs of the world. Their volume has changed largely through glacial cycles as a result of complex interactions with the geosphere, atmosphere, and ocean. These inter-connected systems need better understanding to predict future sea-level contributions. This symposium invites abstracts related to theoretical, numerical, and observational works on dynamics and evolution of the polar ice sheets at both contemporary and geological timescales. Both regional and large-scale studies are welcome to develop a more comprehensive view of changing polar regions and their underlying causes, feedbacks and impacts.

We look forward meeting many of you at IGC next March!

Kenny Matsuoka, Frank Pattyn, Rene Forsberg, Fausto Ferraccioli, Thamban Meloth
Session conveners
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