[CRYOLIST] Session about Snow Mechanics IUGG Montreal 2019 - IASC Symposium

Gaume Johan johan.gaume at epfl.ch
Mon Jan 21 01:19:02 PST 2019

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the IUGG 2019 (Montreal, 8-18 July 2019) will host a session about the challenges in measuring and modeling snow mechanics during the IASC symposium. We would like to encourage submission to this session described below:

C10 – Challenges in Measuring and Modeling Snow Mechanics
Webpage: http://iugg2019montreal.com/c.html
Convener: Johan Gaume (Switzerland)
Co-Conveners: Maurine Montagnat (France), Adrian McCallum (Australia), Alec van Herwijnen (Switzerland), Henning Löwe (Switzerland)

Measuring and modeling snow is particularly challenging due to its extremely porous, fragile and versatile nature. In particular, the impact of snow metamorphism, ice-grain growth and external loading on snow mechanical properties is still not fully understood. Recently, novel non-intrusive methods have been developed to characterize the mechanics of materials, such as microstructural models based on X-ray computed tomography data or seismic experimental methods. We invite contributions in modelling, experimental and instrumental developments that advance our understanding of snow and ice mechanics. Topics include, but are not limited to ice-grain growth, snow metamorphism, firn densification, microstructure-based modelling, snow fabric and anisotropy, constitutive modelling, seismic and acoustic methods, snowpack stability, avalanches, penetrometer, and multiscale numerical methods.

Deadline for submission: 18 February 2019 (http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html)
Travel Grants: IUGG established the 27th IUGG General Assembly Travel Grants Program to support students, early career scientists, female scientists and the attendees from less-affluent countries. The support can be requested to cover (i) the registration fee (at the early-bird registration fee) and/or (ii) living/travel expenses. More information and application submission portal here: http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html

Best regards,
Johan Gaume
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland

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