Project Summary

The Karthaus Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System is a 10-day international course that will take place in the South Tirolian town Karthaus in May 2024. It has place for 36 students and provides them with a thorough introduction into the role of glaciers in our climate system, with a focus on the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, and the interactions and feedbacks that take place between them and the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface. The course is intended for PhD candidates that work in glaciology-related climate projects from all over the world. Although the course is anchored in continuum-mechanics and numerical modeling, it also provides lectures on ice-atmosphere interaction, climate of ice sheets and glaciers, glacier hydrology, ice-ocean interactions, geomorphology, and geodynamics. The course includes an excursion to a nearby rock glacier and a workshop on equality, diversity, inclusion in geosciences. Another important part of the course is networking and community building, for participants and teachers.

Date and Location: 

22 – 31 May 2024 | Karthaus, Italy


IASC Working Group / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Carleen Tijm-Reijmer (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Year funded by IASC



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