Susitna Glacier, Alaska - a 'textbook example'
of folded moraines caused by repeated surges. Glacier surges
are not only extremely rapid transformations of glacier flow
and geometry, but also provide vital clues to the basal sliding
mechanism of glacier flow. Painting by M. F. Meier (INSTAAR),
acrylic on canvas, 18 by 24 inches, 2003.
Thanks to all for a successful
More than 125
people from 8 countries participated, with record student attendance.
and Abstracts Volume:
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Adobe Reader v. 5 or higher).
2004 Key information
Icebreaker, Check In, & Registration:
10 March (Wed.), 5 pm - 8 pm.
Check in & Registration Continued
11 March (Thurs.), 8 am - 8:30 am
11- 13 March (Thurs. through Sat.)
Talks: Thurs., Fri. afternoon, & Sat.
Posters: Fri. morning.
Graduate Student registration:
Students presenting a talk or poster can register for *free*!
Other students, $60 ($130 late registration).
Early registration fee is $100.
Late registration fee is $130 and
includes those registering at workshop.
PARCS community meeting and theme session
ARCtic Sciences) community-wide planning meeting:
10 March (Wed.), day before the Arctic Workshop. Contact: Darrell.Kaufman@nau.edu
This 1-day open meeting is to coordinate on-going research activities
related to the current PARCS research focus, and to discuss new
ides for organized paleoenvironmental research in the Arctic.
PARCS-focused theme session during the Arctic Workshop
(Oral session Thursday 11 March, Poster session Friday morning
All Arctic Workshop participants are invited to submit abstracts
to this theme session.
Modes of Arctic Climatic Variability and
Warmth: This session (oral
on new studies
NSF ESH-PARCS research focus. It features recent investigations
of proxy records that document: (1) high-resolution (annual to
environmental variability spanning at least that last 500 years;
and (2) marine, terrestrial, and biological changes during periods
when the Arctic shifted toward and experienced warmer conditions
in the past. (When submitting abstracts indicate this theme
session in "Comments" field).
The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
at the University of Colorado at Boulder is proud to host the
34th Annual International Arctic Workshop. This workshop
of a series
meetings started by John T. Andrews (INSTAAR) and sponsored
by INSTAAR and other academic institutions worldwide.
In keeping with this tradition, there are no formalized topics,
and the workshop is organized around themes developed from
the abstracts submitted for presentation and poster display.
we hope to build upon the increasing interdisciplinary breadth
of previous years by encouraging contributions in glaciology
and snow sciences well as in the wide variety of Arctic research
traditionally well represented. To get a sense of past programs,
see the 2002
Workshop Program or view the 2003
Abstracts volume (1 Mb PDF).
Who should attend
meeting is open to all interested in the Arctic and will
consist of a series of talks and poster
covering all aspects of high-latitude environments, past and
present. Previous Arctic Workshops have included presentations
and Antarctic climate, archeology, environmental geochemistry,
geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography,
and Quaternary history.
is a vital component of this workshop and we continue to
have generous support from the U.S. National Science Foundation
for a limited number of graduate student presenters.
They will receive support for registration, meals, and hotel
The first meeting was organized by John Andrews at INSTAAR
in 1970 to give graduate students an opportunity to present
research, obtain some experience in public speaking, and
feedback from more senior researchers. We plan to continue
this tradition of high quality research, presented and discussed
a relaxed and friendly manner. Of course, not all participants
will be graduate students and there will be many well-known
Arctic researchers and funding agency managers who will participate
via talks, posters, and discussions.
Theme sessions and associated
Arctic Workshops have traditionally included a broad
spectrum of talks and posters. However, we have
also accommodated specific themes. We can also accommodate
small group meetings but it helps if we have notice and
time so we can book the room(s). Please identify any special
or needs by emailing Tad Pfeffer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
talks, and posters
All abstracts will be submitted online. We recommend visiting
the abstract submission page in advance of your submission
to learn of special instructions regarding formats for figures,
etc. If there are too many submissions for talks, we will
encourage a few individuals to switch
to the poster
session. The poster session is often the best part
of the meeting,
second class option. We will not change your talk to a poster
without your consent. Poster size is limited to about 1
m by 1 m. Talk length will depend
on the number of submissions and will be posted on this web
advance of the meeting. Expected length is 10 or 15 minutes
plus 5 minutes for questions and transition to the next speaker.
Authors who would like to submit abstracts
for both a poster
talk or multiple posters should email ArcticWS@colorado.edu
whether space is available.
Arctic Workshop history
2005, 35th Annual, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Dept.
of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Univ of Alberta).
2004, 34th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
2003, 33rd Annual, Tromsø, Norway (Norwegian Polar Institute,
Department of Geology, University of Tromsø )
2002, 32nd Annual, Boulder, Colorado
2001, 31st Annual, Amherst, Massachusetts (UMASS Geosciences & Climate
System Research Center)
2000, 30th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1999, 29th Annual, Seattle, Washington (College of Forest Resources,
Univ. of Washington)
1998, 28th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1997, 27th Annual, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dept of Geography,
Univ of Ottawa)
1996, 26th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1995, 25th Annual, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, (Centre d'Etudes
Nordiques, Universite Laval)
1994, 24th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1993, 23rd Annual, Columbus, Ohio (Byrd Polar Research Center,
The Ohio State University)
1992, 22nd Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1991, 21st Annual, Fairbanks, Alaska (Alaska Quaternary Center,
Univ of Alaska Museum, Univ of Alaska)
1990, 20th Annual, Tromso, Norway (Dept of Geology, Univ of Tromso)
1990, 19th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1989, 18th Annual, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (Dept of Geography,
Univ of Lethbridge)
1988, 17th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1987, 16th Annual, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Boreal Insitute
for Northern Studies, Univ of Alberta)
1986, 15th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1985, 14th Annual, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (Bedford Institute
1984, 13th Annual, Boulder, Colorado
1983, 12th Annual, Amherst, Massachusetts (Dept of Geology & Geography,
Univ of Massachusetts)
1970 - 1982 1st-11th Annual, Boulder, Colorado (INSTAAR, Univ
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Support for students is subsidized by the U.S. National
Science Foundation (NSF OPP-0133709), for which
we are grateful.
Efforts by the Organizing Committee, led by T. Pfeffer and
D. Lubinski, made the event possible. Committee members:
T. Pfeffer, D. Lubinski, W. Roth, A. Jennings, W. Manley,
A. Ogilvie, and S. DeVogel. Financial Technician: S.
Frazier. Web site and Program/Abstracts volume created by
D. Lubinski, who built
upon earlier HTML work
by W. Manley
by J. Lopez (CU Web Communications). Site design drawn heavily
from www.userland.com. Banner image derived from a photo
by J. Briner of the Ahklun
Mountains, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska , 2000.