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AVO Information on Mount Wrangell volcano Volcanoes of the Wrangell Mountains and Cook Inlet, Alaska - selected photographs SI Global Volcanism page on Wrangell volcanoes
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IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission Information page for 3rd International Volcano Ice Interactions on Earth and Other Planets Conference (18-22 June, Anchorage AK)


Photo by Chris Nye (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys).

3rd Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth and Mars Conference: ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31 MARCH 2012

Anchorage, Alaska, 18-22 June [click here to download pdf of Conference Second Circular

Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth & Other Planets Conference III

The joint IAVCEI-IACS Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions would like to announce the Third International Conference on Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth & Other Planets, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 18–22, 2012. We are planning a three-day oral and poster session meeting format followed by two days for field excursions to the Wrangell volcanic field and Cook Inlet volcanoes. The conference precedes the International Glaciological Society symposium on mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets in a warming climate that will be held in Fairbanks the following week from June 25–29. The purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists with a common interest in volcano-ice interactions and to highlight recent studies and eruptions at snow- and ice-clad volcanoes. We are particularly interested in encouraging students and post-docs to attend and present their research results.

Meeting Venue and Accommodations

The VII3 conference will be held at the U.S. Geological Survey office in Anchorage, Alaska, on the Alaska Pacific University campus. Local accommodations (within walking distance of USGS) will be available at the University of Alaska-Anchorage dormitories and the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

Thematic Agenda and Session Topics (UPDATED)

• Ancient subglacial volcanic eruptions: products, processes, environments
• Ice-covered stratovolcanoes: monitoring, hazards, recent eruptions
• Volcano-ice interactions: heat transfer and planetary perspectives

Deadlines (UPDATED)

Abstract submission update

We will now accept multiple abstracts from each first author. If you already have one abstract and would like to contribute more the abstract submission deadline is March 31st 2012. All abstracts will be published in an abstracts volume available to all participants prior to the meeting.

Financial support for early-stage researchers

We hope to be able to offer a limited amount of financial assistance to early-stage researchers and students (less than 3 years post-PhD award). To apply please send a CV, a copy of your abstract and a covering letter to Hugh Tuffen ( by April 15th 2012.

Conference timetable and all deadlines

Abstract submission deadline (UPDATED): March 31st 2012, please email abstracts (max 2 sides of A4) to Hugh Tuffen and Christopher Waythomas.
Provisional deadline for application for financial support for early-stage researchers: April 15th
Allocation of financial support: April 15th 2012
Registration deadline (UPDATED): April 27th 2012: Registration Fee ($50 US for non-students, Free for students)
Conference begins: June 18th 2012
Conference ends: June 22nd 2012
Publication of thematic volume resulting from conference: 2013 (TBC)

Field Excursions

(1) Wrangell volcanic field and volcanic mass-flow deposits in the Copper River basin. This field excursion will visit the southwestern part of the Wrangell volcanic field by road and examine a large volcanic mass-flow deposit produced during a late Pleistocene flank collapse of Mt. Wrangell. Trip leader: Chris Waythomas, USGS-AVO.
(2) Volcanoes of the Cook Inlet region. This excursion will be an aerial over flight(s) of the historically active volcanoes (Mt. Spurr, Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Iliamna, and Mt. St. Augustine) in the Cook Inlet region of south-central Alaska. Trip leaders, AVO staff scientists.
(3) Pre-meeting backpacking trip to the Katmai volcanic cluster, Katmai National Park, on or about June 3–16, 2012. Trip leaders: John Eichelberger, USGS, Pavel Izbekov, Univ. Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute & AVO.
(4) Tephra deposits of the Kenai Peninsula. This field excursion will examine tephra deposits of Holocene age produced by explosive eruptions at ice and snow clad volcanoes in the Cook Inlet region. Trip leader: Kristi Wallace, USGS-AVO

Additional Information

For more information about the VII3 conference please visit the commission web site.


Chris Waythomas, Alaska Volcano Observatory, USGS, Anchorage:

Christian Huggel, University of Zurich:

Hugh Tuffen, Lancaster University:

Page updated 23 March 2012

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