XI. International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP2016), 20th until 24th June 2016, Potsdam

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Call for abstracts and registration opens until 1 December 2015

The 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) will be held in Potsdam, Germany, 20-24 June 2016. The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach on a global and regional level. Check out the conference trailer!

One of the session will be organized by Prof. Lothar Schrott (University of Bonn).

Periglacial geomorphology (co-organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists IAG)

Conveners: Lothar Schrott, Julian Murton, Florence Magnin

Session description:
This session highlights the importance of periglacial and permafrost processes and landforms. In high-latitude and high-altitude environments intensive frost action produces a variety of periglacial phenomena, including weathering, mass movement, fluvial, aeolian, coastal and paraglacial features. Such periglacial processes and resulting geomorphologic changes play also an important role in the global warming debate. Major challenges are to understand the sensitivity of periglacial landforms and to address specific scientific values in relation to their societal relevance. Furthermore, periglacial geomorphology should maintain a bridging position between geomorphology, geocryology, Quaternary and engineering studies. We invite studies focusing on conceptual, empirical, experimental, and modeling approaches covering all spatial and temporal scales in periglacial and permafrost regions.