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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.

Participants:         
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.

Organizers:           

  • 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)

Overview:              
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)

Prerequisite:       
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.

Accommodation:  
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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