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SVALI workshop on Subglacial Hydrology at the University of Iceland

Title:                     Subglacial Hydrology, Theory, Observations and Models/Applications

Dates:                   26-30 August 2013 (with possible excursion 31.8 and 1.9).

Location:              Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

PhD students, postdocs, other scientists interested in glacial hydrology and its applications.

Credit:                   2.5 ECTS (attending 1 week course and 2 day excursion)

Format:                  Invited lectures, overview lectures, exercises, discussions

Excursions:            To glacier fore fields and glacier tongues on the southern coast of   Iceland, 2 days after the course end.

Registration:         Send e-mail to: gua@hi.is.  Registration deadline: 23 April 2013.

No registration fee. Travel, accommodation and meals are paid by the participants, except a few informal meals during the week.


  • Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir, University of Iceland. 
  • Tómas Jóhannesson, Icelandic Meteorological Office.
  • Gwenn Flowers, Simon Fraser University.
  • Bergur Einarsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Invited lecturers:   

  • Ian Hewitt (University of Oxford)
  • Matt Hoffman (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Doug Mair (Univeristy of Aberdeen)
  • Thomas Schuler (University of Oslo)

The aim of this course/workshop is to give a thorough introduction on the theory, observations and modeling in the field of glacial hydrology. Students with research interest in glaciology and hydrology are encouraged to join the course. 

Programme: pdf (subject to changes)

Undergraduate degree in geophysics, engineering or similar. Students with a background in geology and/or geography will also benefit from the course. Some experience with mathematics and scientific computing will be required for some of the topics that will be considered.

Students book their own accommodation, it is possible to book as a group at kexhostel.is Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík (indicate you want to book with the group when registering) or other locations in Reykjavík (see for example visitreykjavik.is)

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