Announcement of the next Karthaus course on ICE SHEETS AND GLACIERS IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM (15-24 September 2021 - Karthaus, Italy)
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
The Netherlands Earth System Science Centre &Trewitax – GlaciersAlive
The International Glaciological Society (IGS)
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
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 € 650. 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: T. Blunier, I. Hewitt, N. Karlsson, F. Navarro, F. Pattyn, L. Sandberg Sørensen, P. Stocchi, A. Stroeven, R. Winkelmann, 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!
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 1 July 2021
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.
Karthaus course website:
IMAU, Utrecht University