SEDIBUD: Sedimentary fluxes dynamics in the changing mountain and polar environment

05.09 - 08.09.2011
Zakopane, Poland
Contact person:
Grzegorz Rachlewicz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract & registration deadline: 31 May 2011

Global, regional and local changes in climate have a major impact on source-to-sink sediment fluxes in highlatitude and high-altitude cold environments from high arctic/antarctic and subarctic/subantarctic to alpine and upland sites. Climate changes exert a strong control on cryospheric systems, influencing the nature and extent of glaciers, ice sheets and ice-free areas (oases) and the extent and severity of glacial, proglacial and paraglacial processes.

The major focus of workshop is related to geomorphological & sedimentological monitoring system, record of sediment fluxes and budgets as well as consequences of past, present and future sediment transfer processes in cold environments. This workshop of the Working Group on Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments (SEDIBUD) will take place in Zakopane, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, from September 05-08 2011. In addition, a pre-Workshop excursion is proposed from September 03-05 2011 on coast of the Baltic Sea, and a post-Workshop excursion will take place in the Tatra Mountains from September 09-11 2011.