september 13-16th 2021 Joint PALSEA - SERCE meeting
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York - ONLINE MEETING -
Improving understanding of ice sheet and solid earth processes driving paleo sea level change
Workshop organizers: Jacqueline Austermann (PALSEA) and Alexander Simms (SERCE)
Scientific rationale This meeting will focus on developing a better understanding of the physical processes that drive ice sheet collapse and solid earth deformation. These processes are highly uncertain due to a lack of observational constraints, yet they are the dominant drivers for local sea level change. Overcoming this uncertainty requires drawing from observations and expertise from a variety of fields complementary to PALSEA and SERCE including rheology, hydrology, glaciology, and geodesy. In this meeting, we aim to bring empiricists and modelers from the sea level and ice sheet communities together in order to unify solid Earth deformation and ice sheet evolution across time and spatial scales. Pairing our improved understanding of physical processes with enhanced paleo datasets will allow us to narrow in on ice sheet contributions to past and future sea level rise. Invited speakers Kerry Callaghan- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NY Harriet Lau- University of California, Berkeley Lauren Gregoire - University of Leeds Surendra Adhikari- NASA JPL
Online format While we originally planned to host the meeting in a hybrid format, we have come to the difficult decision of moving this year’s PALSEA-SERCE meeting to completely online. With the rapidly changing COVID situation, a number of universities and states becoming more restrictive everyday, and fewer people able to participate in person we found it prudent to switch the 2021 PALSEA-SERCE meeting from a hybrid meeting to all online.
As a result of this change we have modified the schedule slightly to bleed into a 4th day (Thursday, September 16th) while shortening the events each day.
Oral slots are scheduled for 20 mins each (18 minutes of talk, 2 minutes of questions) and presentations will be live on zoom. For those presenting a poster, we ask to prepare a recorded 2-minute summary talk to be shown Tuesday and Wednesday immediately preceding the poster session. During the poster session we plan on presenting the posters via “sharing your screen” through zoom.
Program and abstract book The program and abstract book can be downloaded at the links below