Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

International Glaciological Society Seminar

International Glaciological Society Seminar

International Symposium on Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change: Remote sensing and modeling advances in understanding the cryosphere

The changes of the past 15 years in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and the ice sheets appear to be a prelude to new levels of impact of the polar regions on global climate and sea level. The first-year ice system is expanding in the Arctic, with processes comparable to those of Antarctic sea ice. Antarctic sea-ice extent is highly variable and is responding to shifts in ocean circulation and wind patterns. Both polar sea-ice systems interact in important ways with climate and with the adjacent ice sheets. Much of the growing awareness and understanding of polar change hascome from the tremendous success of satellite and airborne remote sensing, supporting both process studies and modeling of the geophysical basis for observed changes. The proposed symposium will both summarize new, high-profile results from the international research communities and provide a synthesis of current understanding as climate change impacts continue.

Full program of all events:


Monday, August 14, 2017 to Monday, August 21, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm


University Memorial Center, University of Colorado Boulder

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International Glaciological Society,