Announcement of the next Karthaus course on ICE SHEETS AND GLACIERS IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM
25 May -3 June 2022
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
The Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
&Trewitax – GlaciersAlive
The International Glaciological Society (IGS)
The Netherlands Polar Program (NWO-NPP)
Scope and Participation
The course is meant for Ph.D. students and provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions.
Topics include: continuum mechanics, kinematics, ice rheology, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, glacier fluctuations, etc.
Lectures will be given in the morning and exercises (including computer projects) in the afternoon. An excursion will be organised to nearby glaciers.
The standard registration fee is € 800. This covers lodging, full board, excursion and course material. The International Glaciological Society offers four fellowships to cover the registration for students that qualify but have difficulties to pay the fee (this requires a justification).
Lecturers include:I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Pattyn, P. Stocchi, F. Navarro, J. Oerlemans, C. Tijm-Reijmer, (convenor).
Students should be aware that travel restrictions/quarantine requirements may be in effect, and any additional costs relating to this will not be covered by the Karthaus course!
In addition, students should also be aware that it is possible that the course needs to be cancelled last minute, and any costs relating to this will not be covered by the Karthaus course!
Send your application to the convenor (c.h.tijm-reijmer[at]uu.nl), before 15 January 2022
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 1 March 2022
Your application should include:
• A statement why you want to participate in this course
• Affiliation, name of supervisor
• A description of your research project (~200 words)
• A curriculum vitae
Please supply this information as a single PDF file.