International conference on High Latitude Dust 2017

Dates: 22-25 May 2017

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavik

The first international conference on high latitude dust took place at the University of Iceland from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th May 2017. 52 delegates from 15 countries attended the meeting. This was the first such conference and focused on all aspects of dust which is sourced from within the high latitudes (North of 50 deg. N and south of 40 deg. S).

Scientific themes of the meeting included:

·         Sediment supply to high latitude dust sources (glacio-fluvial suspended sediment; catastrophic flooding)
·         Cold climate aeolian processes
·         Magnitude, frequency and timing of high latitude dust emissions
·         Remote sensing of high latitude dust (supply, transport, deposition)
·         Dust in the cryosphere
·         Impact of high latitude dust inputs to marine, terrestrial and freshwater environments
·         Modern high latitude dust as a modern analogue for paleo-dust activity
·         Palaeo-records/archives of high latitude dust
·         Challenges of modelling high latitude dust
·         Anthropogenic influences on high latitude dust emissions
·         Human impacts of high latitude dust

The conference programme can be downloaded here: Conference_Programme