Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Ice and Climate

 

Activities

Karthaus Summer School

The Karthaus course on ice sheets and glaciers in the climate system is a intensive course for Ph.D. students and junior scientists. The goal of the course is to provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is at present organised yearly and held in Karthaus, a little village in the Schnalstal (northern Italy).

Hans Oerlemans is the head of the selection commity and principal organiser of the course. More information can be found on the Karthaus course website.


IASC Workshop on the use of automated systems on glaciers

The goal of this workshop was to discuss the issues involved with operating automated systems on glaciers. The focus was on in situ measurements of all glacier mass balance, energy balance and ice dynamics related parameters. The workshop took place from 23 to 26 March 2011 in Pontresina (Switzerland). The program, list of participants and resulting book of extended abstracts and recommendations can be found on the website of the workshop.


Workshop on the use of automatic weather stations on glaciers

The goal of this workshop was to discuss the issues involved with operating Automated Weather Stations (AWS) on glaciers; to exchange information about typical problems (logistics, power supply, bad weather, unstable surface, tourists, etc.), encountered when operating AWS on glaciers. The workshop took place from 28 to 31 March 2004 in Pontresina (Switzerland). The program, list of participants and resulting book of extended abstracts and lessons to be learned can be found on the website of the workshop.