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SPRI Review 2009: International Glaciological Society

International Glaciological Society

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) is based at SPRI. 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. 2009 saw yet another record number of paper submissions to the Journal of Glaciology. This is the fourth year in a row we have broken the previous year's record. In total, 155 submissions were received, 29% above the 10-year average for 2000–2009 average. This consistent increase in submission prompted the IGS Council to decide to publish six issues per year instead of the normal four. The sixth issue was published in December. The average time between submission and publication remains well within a year. During 2009, the IGS also published six issues of three issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and three volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. The IGS organized two symposia in 2009: the International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches, held in Manali, India, in April; and the International Symposium on Glaciology in the International Polar Year, held in Newcastle, UK, in August. In addition we also co-sponsored several IGS branch meetings and supported other smaller meetings. Details on the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)