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.
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).
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.
Karthaus course website: