6. Periglacial Landforms, Processes and Climate

Co-chairs

  • Julian Murton, U.K. J.B.Murton@sussex.ac.uk
  • Norikazu Matsuoka, Japan matsuoka@atm.geo.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • Ole Humlum, Norway Ole.Humlum@geo.uio.no Webmaster

Statement of Goals:

  • Produce a report on the climatic significance of periglacial features to update Washburn’s 1980 paper in Earth Science Reviews and provide a state-of-the-art review for researchers working on climate change and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Update regularly the handbook on the methods of monitoring of periglacial processes in order to standardize field procedures
  • Set up and maintain a website to promote periglacial geomorphology
  • Activities:
  • EGU GM5.1:Periglacial Processes, Landforms and Environments (2009); symposium and workshop to celebrate Professor Charles Harris (2009, France); summer 2010 session at UNIS to include symposium on the climatic significance of periglacial features and a field workshop on monitoring of periglacial processes; continue annual EGU sessions on periglacial geomorphology

Web page: http://www.periglacial.org
Liaison with SCDIC: Julian Murton
Liaison with international organizations and programs: IGU as co-convenor of CRE, IAG