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Crashing the Cryosphere!
Convener: Emma C. Smith  | Co-Convener: Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson 
Mon, 24 Apr, 15:30–17:00

One of the most inspiring and rewarding aspects of the EGU General Assembly is the chance to attend sessions outside your own area of expertise. Indeed, commonly repeated advice to both EGU newcomers and veterans alike, is to stray outside their own division and get inspired. However, following this advice can at times be tricky and a bit daunting. To help you explore more, we invite you to join us in “gate-crashing" the Cryosphere Division – the division that studies ice in the ground, on the sea, in the mountains and at the poles. If you are even slightly cryo-curious this short course is for you.

During the short course, four cryosphere experts will introduce their research, giving you the background to venture further into cryospheric topics during the rest of the meeting. The session will open with an overview of the latest “ice-hot” topics by Olaf Eisen (incoming President of the Cryosphere Division), followed by speakers discussing avalanches, how the oceans influence the cryosphere, the biogeochemistry of ice and the interplay between ice masses and the solid earth. The floor will then be open for questions and discussion with our experts.

It is often at the interface between disciplines that new ideas form or new topics emerge. This could be just what you need to get your next good idea!

Public information: Keynote Intro: Olaf Eisen (The AWI, DE and head of EGU Cryosphere Division);
Ice-Ocean interaction: Inga Koszalka (GEOMAR, Kiel, DE);
Atmosphere-ice/ocean interaction: John Prytherch (MISU, Stockholm, SE);
Avalanches: Thierry Faug (Irstea, FR);
GIA/Solid Earth: Valentina Barletta (DTU, DK);