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Proglacial Lakes
Convener: Cathy Delaney  | Co-Conveners: Kathryn Adamson , Stephen Livingstone , Timothy Lane 
 / Attendance Tue, 10 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The session provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of current research focussing on all aspects of proglacial lakes, including both ice-contact and distal, glacier-fed lakes. These lakes are a fundamental component of the cryosphere, impacting on glacier and meltwater and groundwater dynamics, sediment flux, and local, regional and global climate. The extent and size of modern proglacial lakes globally is changing rapidly in response to deglaciation, with associated changes in the location, frequency and magnitude of glacial lake outburst floods. Ice-contact and glacier-fed lakes act as sediment sinks and are an exceptional archive of cold-climate environmental change, often with exceptionally high-resolution chronological control. Pleistocene proglacial lake sediments and landforms are widely distributed and provide a uniquely continuous record of cold-climate environmental change during deglaciation. Proglacial lake sediments may contain multiple proxies relating to geological, atmospheric and climate systems.
We welcome contributions on all aspects of proglacial lakes including, but not limited to: chronology, environmental reconstruction, geomorphology, hydrography, impacts on cryospheric, atmospheric and geologic systems, lake hazards, lake ice phenology, limnology, modelling and sedimentology.