European Ice Sheet Modellers meet at MPI-M on 21/22 May 2012

From 21 to 22 May 2012 diverse European research groups come together at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, to exchange ideas and latest research results during the first "Euro-PISM"-Workshop dedicated to ice sheet modelling. The ice sheet modellers will focus their discussion on the "Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM)".


Ice sheets and ice caps have the potential to bring the climate system into a state that differs sharply from the current one. Greenland and Antarctica, for instance, interact with the climate system through numerous processes. These operate predominantly on longer timescale if we do not take fast catastrophic events into account here. Large-scale disintegration of ice sheets would raise the sea level drastically, which could flood densely populated coastal areas globally. Melt water released into the ocean poses also a threat for the meridional overturning circulation, which is a backbone for the global redistribution of heat and sequestration of greenhouse gases. All these impacts have far reaching consequences and, therefore, put ice sheets in the focus of climate research and public discussion.


Workshop website with registration:


Parallel Ice Sheet Model:

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Dr. Christian Rodehacke

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 280

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