[CRYOLIST] IUGG- Light Absorbing Particles in the Cryosphere

McKenzie Skiles skiles.mckenzie at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 13:30:30 PST 2019


Dear Colleagues,

Have you been thinking about the processes and impacts of light absorbing
particles on snow and ice, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to visit
Montreal? Then it is your lucky day!

I would like to bring your attention to our IACS session at the 27th IUGG
General Assembly-

C12 – OBSERVATIONS AND MODELING OF IMPACTS TO SNOW AND GLACIERS DUE TO
DEPOSITION OF LIGHT-ABSORBING PARTICLES

Light absorbing particles, like deposited dust and black carbon aerosols,
impact snow and ice in alpine and polar regions through snow surface
darkening. The decline in surface reflectivity enhances albedo feedbacks of
seasonal snow and glacier response to changes in air temperature, snow
amount, and duration.

This symposium will focus on processes, observations and numerical
modelling of the past, present, and future impacts of light absorbing
particles (such as dust, black carbon, organic carbon, volcanic ash,
biological constituents etc.) on snow and ice including but not limited to
seasonal variability, long term trends, transport and deposition, albedo
changes and radiative forcing, snowmelt rates and timing, and impacts on
glacier mass balance and snow cover evolution.

Conveners: S. McKenzie Skiles (USA), Outi Meinander (Finland), Marie Dumont
(France), Biagio Dimauro (Italy)

http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html
Abstract submission closes Feb 18th.

Cheers,
McKenzie

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S. McKenzie Skiles, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
University of Utah
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