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2017 Glacial Seismology Training School


11-17 June 2017
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


A training school focused on exploring glacial seismology will be held from 11-17 June 2017 on the campus of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The program will include lectures and practical exercises aimed at current and emergent seismological study of glacial dynamics, structure, seismogenic processes, and seismic observables. Students will participate in exercises utilizing freely available seismological software and data, and will have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with leading researchers in the emerging glaciological seismology community.


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Rick Aster  |  Tim Bartholomaus  |  Fabian Walter  |  Doug MacAyeal  |  Doug Wiens  |  Dan McGrath |  Sridhar Anandakrishnan  | Paul Winberry  |  Victor TsaiVera Schlindwein |


Below is a listing of confirmed participants:

Venerdini, Agostina Lia Argentina
Anthony, Robert US
Baker, Michael US
Ball, Justin US
Barcheck, Grace US
Bernardino, Melissa US
Campbell, Adam New Zealand
Carr, Christina US
Chaput, Julien US
Chen, Zhao US
Cooley, Linna Jade US
Delf, Richard UK
Forbes, Martin New Zealand
Fromm, Tanja Germany
Gomez Fell, Rodrigo Brazil
Han, Holly Canada
Hudson, Tom UK
Jackson, Miriam Norway
Ji, Mingyu US
Jimenez Morales, Vanessa Spain
Karplus, Marianne US
Khan, Abul Amir India
Labedz, Celeste US
Lindner, Fabian Switzerland
Marusiak, Angela US
Matheny, Peter US
McCracken, Rebecca US
Mikesell, Dylan US
Napoleoni, Felipe Chile
Olinger, Seth US
Orantes, Erik US
Preiswerk, Lukas Switzerland
Price, Amanda US
Prise, Siobhan UK
Protti, Marino Costa Rica
Sabunis, Kivanc US
Schutt, Derek US
Serban, Raul-David Romania
Sitnikova, Tatiana Russia
Smalley, Bob US
Soto, David US
Veitch, Stephen US
Vore, Margot US
White-Gaynor, Austin US
Witt, Derek US
Woodard, Jacob US

Virtual Participation

The application deadline of 31 January, 2017 has passed.  For those interested in the school who were not awarded a physical seat in the course, there will be an opportunity to listen to course lectures live.  This virtual participation option is free, and information regarding how to participate will be posted to this website soon.


Financial Support

Financial support for the training school is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Antarctica Network (ANET) component of the Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) project, by the Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR) through the Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) program, by the International Glaciological Society (IGS), and by the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).


Course Schedule

2017 CSU/POLENET/SERCE Glacial Seismology School Preliminary Agenda (5/25/17)

Instructors:  Rick Aster, Tim Bartholomaus, Fabian Walter, Doug MacAyeal, Paul Winberry, Doug Wiens, Dan McGrath, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Victor Tsai, and Vera Schlindwein

OSU Leaders:  Terry Wilson, Dave Saddler, Stephanie Sherman

Sunday, June 11

All day - Arrive; check in.

6:00 - 8:00 pm Icebreaker with Food and Bar - Long's Peak Room, Lory Student Center.

Monday, June 12 – HESTF 105 Classroom

Breakfast (on campus)

Morning —Rick Aster 
Put up Posters
Welcome and Information
Introductions (~two minutes per participant and instructor)
Motivations and Overview of Class Glacial Seismology as a Rapidly Evolving Field (presentation)

Lunch (on campus)

Afternoon -- Doug MacAyeal and Dan McGrath
Glaciology/Seismology Basics Overview Linked Activity

Dinner (on campus) Evening Social Gathering Spot -- Black Bottle Brewery (1611 S College Ave).

Tuesday, June 13 -- HESTF 105 Classroom

Breakfast (on campus)

Morning —  Sridhar Anandakrishnan and Paul Winberry
Seismic Properties of Ice and Glaciers; Active Source Investigation of Glacial Systems and Glacial Beds
Linked Activity

Lunch (on campus)

Afternoon — Tim Bartholomaus and Victor Tsai
Glacial Hydrology and Calving Seismology
Linked Activity

Dinner (on campus) Evening Social Gathering Spot – Equinox Brewery (33 Remington St.)

Wednesday, June 14 -- HESTF 105 Classroom

Breakfast (on campus)

Morning —Doug MacAyeal and Doug Wiens
GPS for glacial seismologists and Long-period Seismic Signals and Processes on Glaciers
Linked Activity

Lunch (on campus)

Afternoon – Paul Winberry and Doug Wiens
Linked Activity (continued)
Afternoon free time

Dinner (on campus) Evening Social Gathering Spot – Mayor of Old Town (632 S Mason St).

Thursday, June 15 -- HESTF 105 Classroom

Breakfast (on campus)

Morning —Fabian Walter and Paul Winberry
Stick Slip Glacial Seismicity
Linked Activity

Lunch (to go)

Afternoon – Dan McGrath and Rick Aster
Alpine Glacial Terrain Field Trip (Rocky Mountain National Park)

Dinner at Ed’s Cantina, Estes Park

Friday, June 16 -- HESTF 105 Classroom

Breakfast (on campus)

Morning — Vera Schlindwein and Rick Aster
Seismology of sea ice, icebergs, and ice shelves
Linked Activity

Lunch (on campus)

Afternoon —All Recap and general discussion on future directions and opportunities in glacial seismology
Take Down Posters
Afternoon free time

6:00 Finale Dinner in Fort Collins (TBD).

Saturday, June 17

Breakfast (on campus)

Depart (various times)


Logistical Info for Participants

Directions and Accomodations

Supported Participants will be accommodated for lodging and meals at Colorado State Academic Village ( https://housing.colostate.edu/halls/academic-village/ )   (970) 491-6511

Colorado State Interactive Map (http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=748#!s/key=academic%20village)

Green Ride Airport and Fort Collins Shuttle Service (http://www.greenrideco.com).  (970) 226-5533

Weather and Field Trip

Weather in Fort Collins and on our Field Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park:  While we are likely to experience pleasant weather in Fort Collins (http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/fort-collins/colorado/united-states/usco0140), there is always the possibility of cooler conditions and rain, so please come prepared for our changeable Colorado weather.

Importantly, please note that our Thursday field trip will be taking us to subalpine and alpine parts of Rocky Mountain National Park (https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm) to elevations as high as 3,700 m, and will involve some easy hiking.  Be sure to bring some warm clothing and appropriate wind and rain gear for our trip to the park.

Rocky Mountain National Park (Thursday Field Trip) website (https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm) and weather (https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/weather.htm)