IACS Newsletter November 2022

2022 Graham Cogley Award for Gavin Piccione, Devon Dunmire and Jonathon Preece

(Aug 2022)

28th IUGG General Assembly in Berlin, July 2023

New IACS Joint Body on the Status of the Mountain Snow Cover

(26 Jan 2022)

A recording of the online IACS Open Plenary meeting on 17 November 2021 is now available

Liss Andreassen new IACS President

(13 Sept 2021)

IACS adopted action plan to implement carbon foot resolution

(6 Sep 2021)

Recorded presentations from the VACO-21 online seminar series are now available

(2 August 2021)

2021 Early Career Awards for David Bigelow and Giulia Mazzotti

(23 March 2021)

Glacier Randolph Inventory (RGI)

This working group aims to maintain and further develop the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI). The RGI is a globally complete dataset of glacier outlines with a ‘frozen’ time stamp for use primarily in global/regional scale glacier mass change assessments and modeling. The RGI is derived from glacier outlines from GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) and is also hosted at GLIMS.

Download the 2019 proposal to IACS here.

RGI tools: Topographic maps for each RGI glacier

Working Group on Regional Mass Change

This working group (WG) aims to assess regional glacier mass changes using various observation technologies with the ultimate goal to obtain new consensus estimates of global glacier mass changes and related uncertainties.

Download the 2019 proposal to IACS here.

RAGMAC outcome (webinars, posters, papers) here.

RAGMAC Kick-off meeting presentation (January 2020) including video here.

Image credit: Terra satellite image of Axel Heiberg Island from 29 August 2008 (NASA Earth Observatory). Note: North is to the right.

Co-sponsored events

IACS has co-sponsored cryosphere-related workshops, educational or other events, for example, with financial support (typically with a maximum of 2000 Euros per event) or early-career scientists awards at conferences. Organizers of such events can request support from IACS. Further information here.


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