IWIC-I, 1st International Workshop on Ice Caves
February 29 - March 3, 2004 Capus, Romania
Aims of the workshop:IWIC-I was the first workshop entirely devoted to ice caves research. IWIC offer a place to point out the state of art, to discuss ongoing research efforts, to boost international cooperation. IWIC-I was an ideal opportunity to widen the availability among the interested audience of important research results formerly published only in non-English papers.
The contributions was related to any aspect of ice cave research, and particularly:
- Ice caves climatology and the relations between hypogean and epigean environments
- Morphology and mass balances of cave ice deposits
- Stratigraphy and internal structure of hypogean ice deposits
- Ice sampling methods
- Cave ice crystal fabric
- Chemical and isotopical studies on cave ice and its fluid inclusions
- Applications of radiometric methods
- Palinology, dendrochronology and other biology-related studies applied to ice caves research
The partecipants near the Scarisoara Ice Cave
Organizing Committee:Prof. Bogdan P. Onac - Quaternary Research Group, University of Cluj, Romania
Prof. Alfredo Bini - Earth Sciences Dept. "Ardito Desio", University of Milano, Italy
Duration of Workshop:
February 29 - March 3, 2004. The day followed to the contributions presentation session there was a field excursion to the Ghetarul de la Scarisoara, one of the most documented ice caves in the world.
Conference Place:Scientific meeting taked place at Capus, 25 km west of Cluj.
Contributed Papers:The abstracts, extended abstracts and full papers will be published in a special issue of Theoretical and Applied Karstology.
Workshop Secretariat:Dott. Michele Citterio - Earth Sciences Dept. "Ardito Desio", University of Milano, Italy
Dott. Stefano Turri - Earth Sciences Dept. "Ardito Desio", University of Milano, Italy
Local Organizing:Prof. Bogdan P. Onac
Assistent Aurel Persoiu
Speleological Institute "Emil Racovita" & University of Cluj, Cluj-Napoca,
DTS UniMi - DISAT UniMib
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