Workshop on Glacial isostatic adjustment and elastic deformation 2017

1st circular Workshop on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Elastic Deformation


was succesfully held on September 5-7, 2017, at Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland with more than 80 participants from all over the world.

Past and present changes in the mass balance of the Earth's glaciers and ice caps induce present-day deformation of the solid Earth on a range of spatial scales, from the very local to global. Of principal interest are geodetic observations that validate, or may be assimilated into, models of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) and/or constrain models of present-day ice mass change through measurements of elastic rebound. Using geometric measurements alone, elastic and viscoelastic deformations cannot be separated without additional models or observations. The conference focused on resolving these issues and work on dissemination of these measurements within the glaciological community.

Further research
At the end of the last session suggestions from the floor relating to the big questions that are currently facing our field were compiled. The conference organizers have summarised these into 13 points, which shall be published on the SERCE website after feedback. Suggestions for how to disseminate this information further are welcome.