FRISP - Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes

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October, 2017

FRISP workshop 2017

The 31st international Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) workshop was held in Bergen, June 19th-22nd, 2017. The meeting took place at Panorama Hotell and Resort on Sotra, an island outside Bergen, Norway.

The FRISP meeting is an opportunity for scientists working on ice shelf processes to meet in an informal setting and to exchange ideas, results and field plans. Presentations on all aspects of ice shelf research are welcome, including, but not limited to:

  • formation, flow and disintegration of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers
  • response of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers to past, present and future climate variability
  • surface and basal mass balance of ice shelves
  • ice-ocean interaction at the calving front of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers
  • mass transport across the grounding line
  • ocean circulation and water mass transformation beneath ice shelves and within pro-glacial fjords
  • impact of ice shelves on the global ocean
  • processes controlling the delivery of ocean heat to glaciated coastlines
  • climate records from on or near current or former ice shelves
  • iceberg calving, drift, melting, and decay


FRISP 2017 was sponsored by

Aanderaa Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research Nortek AS