SCAR/IASC/CliC Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS)

23-24 August 2022, Safnahúsið (Culture House), Reykjavik, Iceland

Sponsored by CliC, SCAR, and IASC. Download the workshop description.

Workshop Program

Tuesday 23rd August

09:00 Workshop introduction/logistics (EH)

09:15 Jason Box (GEUS, Denmark) “Competition between amplifiers and dampers in Greenland snow and ice mass budgets” invited talk

09:40 Alison Delhasse (University of Liege, Belgium) “Interest in using MAR-based weather forecasts for real-time monitoring of ice sheets” invited talk

10:05 Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) “Use of extreme events in ice cores to learn about climate” invited talk

10:30 short coffee break

10:45 Tamsin Edwards (Kings College London, UK) “Towards AR7: calibrating the next generation of ice sheet model-based projections with satellite data” invited talk

11:10 Michiel van den Broeke (Utrecht University, Netherlands) “On the atmospheric warming thresholds for Antarctic ice shelf viability” invited talk

11:35 Ronja Reese (Northumbria University, UK) “What about MISI? Analysing the stability regimes of Antarctic grounding lines with numerical models” invited talk

12:00 lunch (in location “Harpa”; joint with Cryosphere 2022)

13:00 Frank Pattyn (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) “Modelling the Antarctic ice sheet over the historical period: challenges, improvements and weather versus climate” invited talk

13:25 Robert DeConto (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA) “Crevassing, calving, and ice cliffs: contrasting views on Antarctica’s future” invited talk

13:50 Matt Morlighem (Dartmouth College, USA) “Investigating the role of Marine Ice Cliff Instability for glacier retreat in the Amundsen Sea Sector over the next century”

14:05 Edward Hanna (University of Lincoln, UK) “Greenland climate/ice sheet change, extreme weather and global climate impacts”

14:20 Lizz Ultee (Middlebury College, USA) “Timescale separation in Helheim Glacier’s response to variability in runoff and terminus position”

14:35 Discussion of talks so far

14:50 coffee break

15:15 Peter Tuckett (University of Sheffield, UK) “Climatic controls on surface meltwater ponding across Antarctica between 2006 and 2021”

15:30 Alison Banwell (University of Colorado, USA) “Quantifying Antarctic-wide ice-shelf surface melt from 1979 to 2021”

15:45 Bertie Miles (University of Edinburgh, UK) “50 years of ice shelf weakening in Antarctica”

16:00 General discussion and initial overview

16:30 ISMASS poster session in Harpa (ISMASS Posters on display with Cryosphere 2022 posters in Harpa, in a separate section).

Raf Antwerpen (Columbia University, USA) “Assessing the impact of bare ice albedo on meltwater production estimates from Greenland”

Alexandra Avrutin (University of Southampton, UK) “Observation-consistent nonlinear ice interactions in an efficient Earth Systems model and their implications for sea-level projections”

Johanna Beckmann (AWI, Potsdam, Germany) “How will the Greenland Ice Sheet develop under extreme melt events?”

John Erich Christian (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) “Outlet glacier variability: forcing, timescales, and implications for attribution”

Saurabh Kaushik (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Chandigarh, India) “Deep learning framework for automated mapping of glacial lakes using multisource remote sensing data”

Uta Krebs-Kanzow (Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven) “The diurnal Energy Balance Model (dEBM): a convenient surface mass balance solution for ice sheets in Earth system modelling”

Aayushi Pandey (Charles University, Prague, Chezch Republic) “Antarctic ice sheet in a changing world”

Therese Rieckh (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway) “Evaluating the Greenland Ice Sheet Interior with Layer Tracing: Opportunities and Limitations”

Justin Toller (University of Reno, Nevada, USA) “Antarctic ice shelf and ocean temperatures from distributed temperature sensing: Analysis of annual changes and calibration techniques”

Daniel Topal (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) “Observation-model discrepancies in wind-driven Greenland melt impact sea-level rise projections”

Christian Torres (Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil) “Machine learning applied to glacier surface mass balance modelling in the northern Antarctic Peninsula”

19:00 workshop dinner (Askja, University of Iceland)

Wednesday 24th August

09:00 Panel discussion: reflections on yesterday and what are the key outstanding issues on the “weather and climate of ice sheets”? All are welcome to participate in this Q&A session which will be led by some of our keynote speakers including Michiel van den Broeke, Robert DeConto, Tamsin Edwards, Frank Pattyn and Ronja Reese.

10:15 coffee break

10:45 Paper planning session for those interested and able to contribute to a key synthesis/review/state-of-the-science paper for a leading journal (led by EH)

12:00 lunch (in location “Harpa”; joint with Cryosphere 2022)

13:00-22:00 Excursions (optional) and further informal discussions

Organising Committee

  • Edward Hanna, University of Lincoln, UK;
  • Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir, University of Iceland
  • Heiko Goelzer, NORCE, Norway
  • Catherine Ritz, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Aakriti Srivastava, Barkatullah University, India, and APECS
  • Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office