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ICYS is pleased to announce a new international ice-core seminar series in 2021, with the support of the International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS).

ICYS will hold monthly seminars with two talks – one from a senior researcher, followed by an early-career researcher (ECR) in a similar research theme.

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Organizers hope that this will be a good way to bring together international ice-core-related research.

The series aims to provide much needed scientific interactions between researchers at all stages in their careers, especially given the cancellation of in-person conferences at this time.

Upcoming Seminars

4 November
14:00-15:00 UTC
Program details will be announced as soon as possible.
Amaëlle Landais (Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l'Environnement, France)
Ji-Woong Yang (Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l'Environnement, France)

Look out for the zoom link which will be sent out the day before the seminar.

More information and an overview of all upcoming seminars.

How to join

To receive the Zoom link for the seminar, email: icecoreys@gmail.com, with the subject line "Seminar".
The link will be emailed out to you ~24 hrs before the seminar.

Interested in presenting?

Anyone who is keen to give a presentation of their work should contact the organizers: icecoreys@gmail.com

Program

First seminar

1. "Mass spectrometry under the ice", Carlo Barbante (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) (15 min) + Questions and discussion (8 min).

2. "High res = high gain? New frontiers in ice core trace element analysis with laser ablation ICP-MS", Pascal Bohleber (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) (10 min) + Questions and discussion (8 min).

The seminar also presented more details on the new DEEPICE training network:
3. "DEEPICE: A new research & training network on understanding proxies from Antarctic deep ice", Emilie Capron (10 min) + Questions and discussion (8 min).

Second seminar

The second seminar was held on 1 April.

1. "Water isotopes, ice cores, and paleoclimate", Bradley Markle (University of Colorado/INSTAAR, USA).

2. "How does the isotopic composition of the surface snow change during snow metamorphism, and what are the processes driving this change?", Romilly Harris-Stuart (University of Bergen, Norway).

Third seminar

The third seminar was held on 15 April.

1. "How cold was Antarctica during the Last Glacial Maximum? New estimates from borehole thermometry and firn processes", Christo Buizert (Oregon State University, USA)

2. "Differing energy pathways of the last two interglaciations: a mean ocean temperature perspective", Sarah Shackleton (Princeton University, USA)

> Access the full webinar recording here.

Fourth seminar

The fourth seminar was held on 12 May.

1. Eliza Cook (Centre for Ice and Climate, Copenhagen University, Denmark) "Volcanism and the Greenland ice-cores: a new tephrochronology framework for the last glacial-interglacial transition based on cryptotephra deposits in three ice cores".

2. Niccolò Maffezzoli (University of Venice, Italy, and University of Bergen, Norway) "Automatic and continuous detection of ice core particles via deep learning".

Fifth seminar

The fifth seminar was held on 27 May.

1. Hubertus Fischer (Professor, Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland) presents "Ice core reconstruction of past changes in the nitrous oxide cycle (using stable isotopes)".

2. James Andy Menking (Postdoc, Oregon State University, USA) presents "Deglacial N2O: New Constraints from Novel Isotope Data".

3. Jochen Schmitt (Senior scientist, Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland) presents "What is the process behind in situ production of N2O? fingerprints from stable isotopes".

Sixth seminar

The sixth seminar was held on 17 June.

1. Eric Wolff (University of Cambridge, UK) presents "Processes affecting dissolved and particulate aerosol compounds in old ice: why we care".

2. Felix Ng (University of Sheffield, UK) presents "Diffusion-advection of climate signals in ice-core dissolved ions".

3. Giovanni Baccolo (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy) presents "Unexpected minerals in deep ice: paleoclimatic, Antarctic and extra-terrestrial implications".

Eighth seminar

The eighth seminar was held on 19 August

1. ECR speaker Danielle Udy (University of Tasmania, Australia) presents "Synoptic weather patterns in the Southern Indian Ocean, and implications for ice core interpretation".

2. Dr. Holly Winton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) presents "Linking Southern Ocean aerosol observations to ice core chemistry".

3. Dr. Simon Alexander (Australian Antarctic Division) presents "Regional variations in precipitation and aerosols at high southern latitudes".

Ninth seminar

The ninth seminar was held on 23 September

1. Tessa Vance (University of Tasmania) presents ‘Investigating long term variability in the southern Indian Ocean using East Antarctic ice cores: Hydroclimate variability in Australia’

2.    [ECR] Sarah Jackson (Australian National University, Canberra): ‘Investigating long term variability in the southern Indian Ocean using East Antarctic ice cores: Hydroclimate variability using water stable isotopes’

Tenth seminar

The tenth seminar was held on 14 October

1. Liz Thomas (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge) “Ode to the west wind – why do we care about Southern Ocean winds and what can ice cores tell us?”

2. Dieter Tetzner (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge) “Diatoms in Antarctic ice cores, a novel proxy for reconstructing past wind variability in the Southern Hemisphere Westerly Wind belt”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vghxtHKSUw4