Project Summary

The Karthaus Summerschool on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System is a 10-day international course that will take place in the South Tirolian town Karthaus 15-24 September 2021. It has place for 36 students and provides them with a thorough introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is intended for early-stage PhD candidates that work in glaciology-related climate projects from all over the world. Although the course is anchored in continuum-mechanics and numerical modeling, it also provides lectures on ice-atmosphere interaction, the climate of ice sheets and glaciers, glacier hydrology, ice-ocean interactions, geomorphology, and geodynamics. An important part of the course is networking and community building, for participants and teachers.

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Date and Location: 

15 - 24 September 2021, Karthaus (Italy)


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Project Lead

Carleen Tijm-Reijmer


Year funded by IASC




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