WORKSHOP OVERVIEW


We invite you to register an expression of interest to a joint Monash-UTAS online meeting to discuss Denman-Scott Glacier. The workshop will focus on the current state of science and future research opportunities at Denman-Scott Glacier, East Antarctica.

The Denman-Scott is a dynamic glacial system which has undergone observable changes in recent decades, including: mass loss, grounding line retreat, and ice sheet thinning. Recent evidence points to a deeply incised channel beneath the marine-terminating Denman ice stream, with potential for incursion of warm ocean waters.

The multi-disciplinary workshop aims to bring researchers together with an interest in the Denman-Scott system including constraints from the adjacent Bunger Hills. This workshop will assess the evidence for past and present change to this region, and review its sensitivity to evolving ocean and climate drivers. To understand the future response of the Denman-Scott system requires a cross-disciplinary approach, and we welcome contributions relating to the ocean, ice, climate, and geology of the Denman-Scott area.


WORKSHOP AIMS

• Review evidence for mass loss change in the Denman-Scott system since the Last Glacial Maximum
• Understand the current trends, including processes that are driving change
• Discuss the sensitivities of the system to future climate change


WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

We welcome published and unpublished contributions from glaciology, geophysics, geomorphology, oceanography, biological proxies, geology, and atmospheric science.

The workshop duration will be determined by the inter­est we receive from the community.
The workshop will be an online only event held via Zoom


DESIRED OUTCOMES

Grow and link the broad community working in the region around Denman-Scott Glacier in East Antarctica
Funding applications to multiple national programs from groups aligned with this workshop.

A virtual workshop hosted by Monash University and UTAS.

For more information, please contact: misi.monash@gmail.com