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GD1.4

Polar Heatflow: geology, ice sheets and climate
Convener: Alan Vaughan  | Co-Conveners: Richard C.A. Hindmarsh , Fausto Ferraccioli 
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 04 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Display Mon, 04 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A
<table class="mo_scheduling_string" style="border-collapse: collapse; clear:left;"><tr><td style="vertical-align: top;"><span class="apl_addon_standard_action_link" style="text-decoration: none;">Poster Summaries & Discussions</span>:&nbsp;<a href="https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/session/8722" target="_blank" title="Open PSD80 Details" style="clear:left;">PSD80</a> &nbsp;/ <span class="mo_scheduling_string_time">Mon, 04 Apr, 13:30</span><span class="mo_scheduling_string_time">&ndash;14:15</span> &nbsp;/ <span class="mo_scheduling_string_place" title=""></span> &nbsp;</td></tr></table>
Heatflow from the Earth's interior in the Polar Regions is poorly known and there is an urgent need to improve understanding of its rates and distribution. It can provide information about large-scale crustal structure and geological processes, ice sheet stability and response to climate change, distribution of basal ice melting, the development of sub-ice hydrology, subglacial lakes, and enhanced glacial flow in ice streams, areas likely to preserve old ice suitable for coring to push ice core records back in time, and stability of methane hydrates. Thermal gradient measurements can provide climatic information. This session proposal seeks to invite submissions on direct measurement and indirect estimates of heatflow in the Polar Regions.
Public information: Heatflow from the Earth's interior in the Polar Regions is poorly known and there is an urgent need to improve understanding of its rates and distribution. It can provide information about large-scale crustal structure and geological processes, ice sheet stability and response to climate change, distribution of basal ice melting, the development of sub-ice hydrology, subglacial lakes, and enhanced glacial flow in ice streams, areas likely to preserve old ice suitable for coring to push ice core records back in time, and stability of methane hydrates. Thermal gradient measurements can provide climatic information.
Related event: PSD80 – GD1.4 Poster summaries and discussion - Polar Heatflow: geology, ice sheets and climate
PSD80
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 13:30–14:15  / Room 25