Thread: ESC 2018: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere - Call for Abstracts

Started: 2018-02-17 02:07:14
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Dear Colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to session S12: "Seismological and
Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere", to be held during
the 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (, in Valletta, Malta, between 2 and 7 September

The session accepts both oral and poster contributions on a wide spectrum
of topics to be found within the appended session-scope description.
Abstract submission deadline is 31 March 2018.

If you are active within this field, a special issue in Annals of
Glaciology, titled "Progress in Cryoseismology", is under preparation. You
can find out more on
all_4_papers/cryoseismology/ or by contacting Chief Editor Fabian Walter.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Valletta.

Kind regards,

Myrto Pirli
Sergei Lebedev
Peter Voss
Fabian Walter


Session scope:

The Polar Regions attract increased attention and have special significance
as regions strained the most by the consequences of climate change. The
unanswered questions over the regions’ tectonic evolution, the implications
of their natural resources and the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty
stimulate further interest in them. Both the Arctic and Antarctica have
been recently central in several international research frameworks, which
also include strong geophysical components. Some of the seismological
challenges in the Polar Regions are the origin and properties of intraplate
seismicity, the mechanisms of ultra-slow sea-floor spreading, the role of
glacial rebound in seismicity triggering and the exploration for oil and
gas. Moreover, seismology is gaining momentum as an effective tool in the
study of glacier and ice-sheet dynamics in the polar and mountain
environment. Diverse seismic signals originating in the cryosphere are
being detected, their sources including glaciers and ice streams, ice
shelves and icebergs. The mechanisms behind these seismic events vary,
involving phenomena such as crevassing, calving and surging.

We invite submissions to the session on seismology and Earth structure in
the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in glaciated environments in
temperate climates. All seismological topics are welcome, including
monitoring and analysis of seismicity (tectonic and cryogenic), studies of
recent larger seismic events and seismotectonics, and seismic imaging of
crustal and mantle structure. We welcome contributions both on recent
research results and their interpretation and on experiments under the
special conditions of the polar environment and mountain glaciers.

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