The session aims to draw together knowledge on all aspects of debris-covered glacier systems, and welcomes contributions including, but not limited to, (i) origins and characteristics of supraglacial debris cover; (ii) measurements or modeling of energy balance of debris-covered ice; (iii) mass balance measurements or modeling of debris-covered glaciers; (iv) dynamics and recent fluctuations of debris-covered glaciers; (v) depositional records of debris-covered glaciers, reconstructions of former glaciers and climatic interpretations of the depositional record; and (vi) hydrology of debris-covered glaciers and the development of associated glacier lake outburst flood hazards.
If it gets enough good contributions it should be a really interesting and diverse session drawing together all the current knowledge on debris covered glaciers stemming from all the earth sciences. I think the last focussed meeting on debris covered glaciers was the Seattle meeting on debris covered glaciers in 2000, which led to the publication of the IAHS publication ‘Debris Covered Glaciers’, which is a very intersting little book, but also highlights that it is a good time to have a conference session on this topic.
EGU Vienna runs for 22- 27th April 2012 and is the biggest European geosciences meeting.
CR 8.20: Debris covered glaciers
Abstracts are due by the 17th January 2012