World’s top scientists to attend KU symposium on glaciers

In the dispute about whether climate change is caused by humans, there is one undisputed fact: The world’s glaciers and ice sheets are melting.

One other fact is that the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, which is headquartered at the University of Kansas, is a world leader in studying this, the university says.

Because of this, some of the world’s top scientists in climate change will come to Lawrence Sept. 9-13. The International Glaciological Society chose Lawrence as the site for its International Symposium on Radioglaciology, the university said in a statement.

About 100 researchers from more than 30 universities and research institutes will discuss radar and signal processing techniques for investigating glaciers and polar ice sheets, the university said. The symposium is sponsored at KU by the Ice Sheets center, the School of Engineering, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the KU Center for Research Inc., NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Scientists from Denmark, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Norway, China, Japan, Chile and other countries will attend, KU said.