Thread: ESC 2020 session S12: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere

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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 37th General Assembly of the European Seismological
Commission that will take place on Corfu, Greece, 6-11 September 2020.

Abstract submission will open soon on:

The session will accept both oral and poster presentations on a wide
range of topics to be found within the appended description below.

We are looking forward to meeting you on Corfu.

Kind regards,

Myrto Pirli
Nicolas Celli
Peter Voss
Fabian Walter


Session scope:

The Polar Regions attract increased scientific, social and economic
attention and hold special significance as regions strained the most by
the consequences of climate change. Unanswered questions on the regions’
tectonic evolution, implications of their natural resources and the UN
Law of the Sea Treaty stimulate further interest in them. Among the
seismological challenges in the Polar Regions are the origin and
properties of intraplate seismicity, the mechanisms of ultra-slow
seafloor spreading, the structure and dynamics of aseismic ridges and
subglacial cratons and orogens, the role of glacial rebound in
seismicity triggering, seismogenic glacier sliding and iceberg
production, and the exploration for oil and gas. As an imaging tool both
in depth and on the surface, apart from revealing the Earth’s structure,
seismology contributes to studies of paleoclimate and ice and permafrost
structure. Seismology has also proven itself as an effective instrument
to study ice dynamics and monitor glacier-related natural hazards, the
rich cryo-seismological wavefield providing unrivalled insights into
iceberg detachment, crevassing, subglacial water flow and basal
stick-slip phenomena.

We invite submissions on seismology and Earth structure in the Polar
regions and glaciated environments with temperate climates. All
seismological topics are welcome, including monitoring and analysis of
seismicity (tectonic and cryogenic) and related hazards, near-surface
processes, studies of recent larger seismic events, seismotectonics and
seismic imaging of crustal and mantle structure. We welcome
contributions on recent research results and their interpretation, and
on passive and active experiments under the special conditions of the
polar environment and mountain glaciers.

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