Thread: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere @ the virtual ESC 2021 - Call for abstracts

Started: 2021-03-03 13:56:28
Last activity: 2021-03-03 13:56:28
Topics: Other Meetings
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Dear Colleague,

We hope this message finds you well.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 37th General Assembly of
the European Seismological Commission has been postponed to *19-24
September 2021*, to be held as a *fully virtual* event. Information
about the Assembly and the new format can be found at
https://www.erasmus.gr/microsites/1193.

We would like to draw your attention to session S12: "*Seismological and
Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere*". The session
accepts both oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics to
be found within the appended description below. Abstract submission will
remain open until *April 19th*.

We are pleased to announce the following invited talks:
- Regional and local scale monitoring of glacier dynamics and permafrost
in Svalbard. By Dr. Andreas Köhler (NORSAR, Norway)
- Seismic structure of the Antarctic upper mantle imaged with adjoint
tomography. By Dr. Andrew Lloyd (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA)

Looking forward to meeting you online during the Assembly!

With kind regards,

Myrto Pirli
Nicolas Celli
Peter Voss
Fabian Walter

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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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