1996 Meeting of the Work Group on Geospatial Analysis of
GAGE held its first official meeting on June 17-20,
1996, in conjunction with the International Conference on
Quaternary Glaciation and Paleoclimate in the Andes
Mountains. The conference took place near Mérida in western
Venezuela. Two post-conference field excursions were arranged in the
Sierra Nevada de Mérida (Andes).
Conference and field trip organizers were:
As a result of the GAGE meeting in Venezuela, discussions have begun for starting a
GAGE project to compile a GIS database on extent of glaciation in the tropical Andes
Mountains. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Max Bezada or J.S. Aber.
- Maximilliano Bezada, Univ. Pedogogica Experimental Libertador,
Inst. Pedagogico de Caracas, Dept. de Ciencias de la Tierra, Ave.
Páez, El Paraíso, Caracas, Venezuela. Fax: 58-2-8721443
- Volli Kalm, Biology and Geography, University of Tartu,
Vanemuise 46-226, EE 2400 Tartu, Estonia. E-mail: email@example.com
- W.C. Mahaney, Geomorphology & Pedology Laboratory, York
University, Atkinson College, 4700 Keele St., North York,
Ontario, M3J 1P3 Canada. E-mail: BMahaney@yorku.ca.
Landsat MSS image of
Abstracts of Presentations
GAGE presentations at the conference included diverse topics on GIS, remote sensing, and
modeling of glaciers. Selected abstracts/titles are available below.
- Aber: Application of Landsat MSS digital data
for Pleistocene glacial geomorphology.
- Klein et al.: Modern and last glacial maximum snowlines
in the Peruvian-Bolivian Andes.
- Reyes: Local factors in Quaternary glaciers of
Cordillera de Merida.
- Solomina: Glaciers recession in the mountains of the
former USSR after the maximum of the "Little Ice Age": Time and scale (Analysis of the
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