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Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
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  Information - IS39 - NP2.02/CR24 Nonlinear Cryosphere Dynamics (co-organized by NP & CR)

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In the cryosphere of Earth and other planets, nonlinearity lies at the heart of almost every major observation of interest. Naturally, glaciology has a strong tradition of combining observational and model-based approaches to understand how complex, organised behaviour emerges from the coupling of nonlinear processes. Studies of icy landscapes and environments have also embraced concepts like pattern formation, oscillatory dynamics, and scale-dependence in describing and explaining observed phenomena, although many more types of nonlinear complexities await exploration. This session welcomes observational, modelling, and theoretical studies that offer insights or tackle problems in such context. We invite contributions from the whole spectrum of icy research, and aim to bring together cryospheric scientists, physicists, and mathematicians. Suitable topics include (but are not restricted to) the dynamics of glacier surges and ice streams, ice quakes and basal processes, glacier hydrology, phenomena related to frost heave, sea ice, and seasonal snow, glacial landform evolution, and icy processes on Mars.

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