IAVCEI/IACS VIIC Seminar: Subglacial Volcanism and the Formation of Glaciovolcanic Cave System

IAVCEI/IACS VIIC Seminar: Subglacial Volcanism and the Formation of Glaciovolcanic Cave System

Please join the IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions for our next seminar with our two speakers, Linda Sobolewski (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and Christian Stenner (Alberta Speleological Society). Registration via the link below is required in order to receive the zoom meeting invitation and/or access the recording, which will become available after the meeting.

IAVCEI/IACS VIIC Seminar: Subglacial Volcanism and the Formation of Glaciovolcanic Cave System with Linda Sobolewski and Christian Stenner

22nd February, 2022 | 9a PST | 12p EST | 5p UTC | 7a HST

23rd February, 2022 | 2a JST |

Glaciovolcanism, which describes the interaction of heat from the Earth’s interior with various types of ice masses, can be found on several volcanoes worldwide. However, a rarely studied phenomenon is the formation of void spaces underneath the ice—glaciovolcanic caves. Examples are known from Mount Erebus (Antarctica), Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens (USA). Although research was performed as early as the 1970s by W. Giggenbach on Mount Erebus, studies of void spaces created by volcano-ice interactions since then have been sporadic. Nevertheless, glaciovolcanic cave systems and their investigation have gained importance. Further advances have been made during the last decade, including research on volcanoes of the Cascade Volcanic Arc (USA), Mount Meager (Canada), and other parts of Antarctica. They have expediency as indicators of recurring volcanic activity, in hazard mitigation, and for understanding the hydrothermal cycles on volcanic edifies. Their expediency goes well beyond earth processes and facilitates discovery on several levels including as geobiological analogs for astrobiology/exobiology and as testing sites for precursor robotic technologies for solar system exploration.

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All the best,

The VIIC Officers

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