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DACA-13: Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly 2013, Switzerland

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Deadline for Abstract Submission with travel grant application: 14. December 2012 Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31. January 2013
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Jul 08, 2013 12:00 AM to Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Davos, Switzerland
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To face today’s key challenges of global environmental change it is essential to cooperate at the interface between atmospheric and cryospheric sciences, and to pay attention to the complex interactions between these two vulnerable components. The International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences IAMAS and the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences IACS , both Associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGG, welcome you to the Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13 in Switzerland in July 2013.

The conference will bring together some 1’200 scientists from both fields to present and discuss the latest research in separate or joint sessions. A large variety of topics will be covered, from ice-sheet modelling to extreme climate events, from solar UV radiation to avalanche formation and permafrost – be sure to contribute and benefit from the possibility to extend your network and meet excellent scientists from a wide range of fields.

DACA-13 will be held from July 8 – 12 in the mountain resort of Davos, where the exciting outdoors join culture, lifestyle and an invigorating climate in the middle of the magnificent alpine landscape.


SYMPOSIUM A1 (includes 5 Sessions):

From explaining the Pleistocene to projecting the Anthropocene

Without rapid and dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, the Earth’s climate may return to a level of warmth not experienced in many millions of years. This change may occur over only a few hundred years, accompanied by sea level rising at a rate of as much as a metre, or perhaps more, per century.

The past few million years have seen some of the largest changes in climate that the Earth has experienced, ranging from conditions near the present to those with continental glaciations that reduced sea level by more than 100 metres below its present level. Understanding the nature and mechanisms of glacial-interglacial cycling and the relative stability of interglacials, has the potential to provide context and insight into climate and sea-level response to human activities over the industrial period and into the future.

This symposium invites researchers who investigate the long-term behaviour of the Earth system in the past and how it is projected to change into the future. We particularly encourage both modellers and empirical scientists who focus on the cryosphere, the atmosphere and the interactions between them.

Symposium lead convener:André Berger ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] <mailto:[Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]>)

Session lead conveners: Michael MacCracken, Qiuzhen Yin, Axel Timmermann

Sponsors: IACS, ICCL of IAMAS

Further sessions can be found here: http://www.daca13.org/program/index_EN



Université catholique de Louvain

Georges Lemaître Center for Earth and Climate Research

(formely Institut d'Astronomie et de Géophysique G. Lemaître)


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Chemin du Cyclotron 2, bte L7.01.11



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