The main goals are a) to update and enrich the GlaThiDa
global ice thickness data base, b) to perform an intercomparison of existing models that derive ice thickness distributions of individual glaciers, and c) to model the ice thickness distribution of all glaciers of the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI).
Download the 2014 proposal to IACS here
, which details the objectives and work plan of the WG.
The main goal is to maintain and further update the RGI glacier inventory data set. Data and technical documentations can be downloaded here
With great sadness we inform that RGI WG co-chair Graham Cogley passed away in October 2018. See obituary
Download the 2013 proposal to IACS here
and the proposal for a 1-year extension (2018-2019)
New publication about the history of IACS
Allison, I., C. Fierz, R. Hock, A. Macintosh, G. Kaser, and S. U. Nussbaumer, 2019. The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences: past, present and future. Hist. History of Geo-and Space Sciences, 9, 1–11.
XXVII IUGG General Assembly
in Montréal, Canada, July 2019
Full IACS Scientific Programme
(9-13 July 2019)
Abstract/travel grant application deadline has passed (1 March)
Call for nominations for Early-Career Scientist Award (best paper)
Deadline is 1 March 2019. More info here
Graham Cogley passed away
New Working Group on Debris Covered Glaciers (2018-2022)
See for details and participation
The IACS Bureau may also approve, from time to time, joint activities with other related organizations. The justification for such activities should be similar to that for IACS Working or Standing Groups. See Terms of References Terms of References (ToR)
for details on IACS Partnerships.
IACS Assemblies occur every two years: at the IUGG General Assemblies which take place every 4 years and include all 8 IUGG Associations, and once in between typically jointly with 1-2 other IUGG Associations.
– Training schools
– Attendance at IACS Assemblies
The overarching aim of the debris-covered glaciers Working Group is to advance our understanding of how debris impacts glacier response to climate at the local, regional, and global scale. This is a necessary precursor to accurately representing debris-covered glaciers in models of regional runoff and sea-level change projections.
Download the 2018 proposal to IACS here
The IACS Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an independent evaluation committee. The objective of the prize is to recognize excellence in cryospheric science by honouring and promoting two ECS scientists, and to draw attention to the work of IACS.
Awardees must be IACS members by the time the award is received.