The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.
We are very grateful to all people, institutes and organizations who provided (financial) support.
The last Karthaus course was held from 14 to 23 September 2016 in Karthaus (northern Italy).
Information about course content, location, program and admission.
Applications must be send to the convenor. . Check here what the application entails.
Since the first course in 1995, more than 500 students have participated in the Karthaus courses. On this page links to each individual course can be found.