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GM9.1

Cold regions geomorphology
Convener: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer  | Co-Conveners: Sven Lukas , Matteo Spagnolo 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 21
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A
Present-day glacial and periglacial processes in arctic and alpine environments provide modern analogues that are crucial to correctly reconstruct processes and climatic changes that took place in mid-latitude regions during the Pleistocene (e.g. retreat of ice sheets and mountain glaciers, melting of low-land permafrost). Current changes in mid-latitude mountain ranges, on the other hand, might be auguries of changes occurring in arctic regions within a context of future climate change (e.g. shrinkage and disappearance of glaciers, speed-up of creeping permafrost features, relictification of rock glaciers).

We invite contributions that
1. apply knowledge from present-day glacial and/or periglacial landforms and processes with the aim of reconstructing past environmental conditions in mid-latitude lowland and high-mountain areas;
2. have a Quaternary focus and aim at enhancing our understanding of past glacial, periglacial and paraglacial processes, also through the application of dating techniques.
Case studies that use a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g. field, laboratory and modelling techniques) and/or that highlight the interaction between the glacial, periglacial and paraglacial cryospheric components are particularly welcome.

Solicited speakers:
B. Etzelmüller (Oslo, NO) & I. Berthling (Trondheim, NO): Cryo-conditioning of landform and landscape development - suggestions and examples from northern Europe
M. Kirkbride (Dundee, UK): What do glacial moraine chronologies really tell us about climate?
Public information: A joint poster walk with session GM9.2 starts on Tuesday 5.4. at 17.30 at poster A145!

We will have dinner at "Zur Alten Kaisermühle" on Tuesday 5.4. at 20.00!!
Related event: GM9.2 – Glacial landforms and palaeoclimatic interpretation
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 21
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A