Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The next Karthaus course on ICE SHEETS AND GLACIERS IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM will be held on 8-19 September 2020 in Karthaus, Italy. 

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  1000.  This covers lodging, full board, excursion and course material. The International Glaciological Society offers three fellowships to cover the registration for students that qualify but have difficulties to pay the fee (this requires a justification).    

Lecturers include: T. Blunier, I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Keller, F. Navarro, F. Pattyn, F. Sandberg Sørensen, G. Spada, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, R. Winkelmann, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application to the convenor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), before 1 May 2020.
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 1 June 2020.
Your application should include:  
• A short statement why you want to partipate in this course
• Affiliation and name of supervisor
• A description of your research project (~200 words)
• A curriculum vitae
Please supply this information as a single PDF file.

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