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SPRI Review 2007: International Glaciological Society

International Glaciological Society

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) is based at the Institute. Its aim is to serve the worldwide community of glaciologists by publishing activities, organization of symposia and actively promoting the exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of snow and ice. 2007 saw a record number of paper submissions to the Journal. In total, 147 submissions were received, 42% above the 1993-2006 average. The complete 2007 volume of the Journal of Glaciology was published during the calendar year, eliminating any backlog of papers. The last issue appeared on the web in November. The average time between submission and publication is now well within a year.

During 2007, the IGS published five issues of the Journal of Glaciology, three issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and three volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. Ken Moxham, Jo Clegg, Rachel Brown and Elaine Rowan handled house editing for the Journal and Ken and Elaine edited the Annals. The IGS organized one symposium in 2007, the 'International Symposium on Snow Science' held in Moscow, Russia, 3–7 September. We also took part in the IUGG meeting in Perugia, Italy, in July and will be publishing an Annals of Glaciology volume with contributions from the cryospheric sessions. Details on the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)