IAHS International Commission on Snow and Ice (ICSI)

Commission internationale des neiges et glaces de l'AISH (CING)

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History

1894, as International Commission on Glaciers -- Commission internationale des glaciers (CIG). Currently a permanent commission of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), having been set up by International Geological Congress (IGC) and the then International Meteorological Organization (IMO), forerunner of World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Replaced by IUGG Union Commission for the Cryospheric Sciences (IUGG CCS) and other commissions.

Aims

Study snow and ice in all their physical and geographical aspects: ice in the atmosphere, deposited snow, glacier, ice sheet, sea, river, lake and ground ice.

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Activities

Organizes international symposia and workshops. Working Groups (10): Snow and Climate; Snow Models Intercomparison; Snow Ecology; Snow and Vegetation; Himalayan Glaciology; Andean Glaciology; River Ice; Terminology of Ice Observations; Physics of Ice Core Records; Frozen Ground and Rock Glaciers.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
    • Seas
  • Hydrology
    • Rivers and Lakes
  • Geography
    • Geography

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

E0200

Last News Received

18. Oct 2004
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