INQUA Commission on Glaciation
Work Group on Geospatial Analysis of Glaciated Environments (GAGE)
Conference and Workshop in Warsaw, Poland, 25-27 Sept. 1998
GAGE held a work-group meeting and demonstrations
in Warsaw, Poland, September 25-27, 1998. Presentations were
given on many aspects of remote sensing and GIS applied to
investigations of modern glaciers and ancient glaciation. Oral
and poster sessions were held along with computer demonstrations
at the Polish Geological Institute (PGI).
||Report on Conference, 10/98|
See conference publication.
||The Polish Geological Institute
(PGI), Warsaw, sponsored the GAGE meeting
and made all local arrangements. The organizing committee included Andrzej Ber (PGI),
Leszek Marks (PGI), Waldemar Gogolek (PGI), Maria Jastrzebska (PGI), and J.S. Aber
(Emporia State University, USA).|
More than 20 people participated in the conference. These scientists and science students
came from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden,
the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
||Participants of GAGE conference pose in the Geological Museum main
exhibit area, Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw.|
||GAGE meeting participants on tour in the Stare Miasto (old city)
portion of Warsaw.|
Titles of Presentations
- Status of GAGE work group projects, INQUA Commission on Glaciation. James S. Aber
(United States), e-mail email@example.com
- The first results of glaciotectonic investigations in Lithuania. Paulius Aleksa and
Albertas Bitinas (Lithuania), e-mail
- Landsat MSS interpretation of ice-marginal features on the Taymyr Peninsula, Siberia.
Helena Alexanderson (Sweden), e-mail
- Manipulation of satellite-derived glacial geological data within a GIS and the deduction
of palaeoglaciological characteristics. Geoff S. Boulton, M. Broadgate and J. Perry (United
Kingdom), e-mail G.Boulton@ed.ac.uk
- InSAR; Another dimension in palaeo-glaciology. Andrew L.J. Ford, Denis A. Nicole and
Antony J. Payne (United Kingdom), e-mail
- Database driven geological map of Poland 1:50,000 production system. Waldemar Gogolek
(Poland), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Glaciotectonic features in Estonia--Regularities in areal distribution. Volli Kalm and
Maris Rattas (Estonia), e-mail email@example.com
- The glaciotectonic landforms within the territory of Belarus. Alexander Karabanov
(Belarus), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Digital maps of structural surfaces and thickness of Cainozoic complex.
Marcin Kurzawa and Malgorzata Schiewe (Poland), e-mail
- Integrating Quaternary glacial and periglacial geomorphological data in a GIS and DBMS:
Methodological framework of the research in the Serra da Estrela (Portugal). Gonçalo Teles
Viera (Portugal), e-mail email@example.com
- Variety of ribbed moraine types in Latvia. Vitalijs Zelcs and Aleksis Dreimanis (Latvia),
A theme session was held on the central European glaciotectonic map and GIS database
project. Preliminary national maps were presented for Belarus, Estonia, Germany (northeastern
sector), Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad sector), and the Ukraine. During the
coming year, these maps will be revised and compiled into a regional GIS database. Compilation
and map production will be carried out at the Polish Geological Institute, with a goal of
presenting a near-final product at the INQUA Congress in 1999.
A computer demonstration was conducted on searching the World Wide Web for GIS and
remote sensing databases. Participants practiced searching for various kinds of data for
Estonia--digital elevation models, aerial and space photography, Landsat imagery, and
compiled map datasets. The demonstration remains online for others to utilize.
The following main points were discussed and agreed during a brief business meeting of the
- Articles from the GAGE conference will be published in Geological Quarterly
(Poland), Leszek Marks editor. The GAGE issue tentatively is schedule to come out early in
2000--see instructions for
authors. For more information, contact J.S. Aber
firstname.lastname@example.org (updated 3/99).
- Project leaders for the central European glaciotectonic map will meet in December '98
to finalize the map legend, scale, and other technical issues. All contributors will have an
opportunity to correct and revise preliminary maps. Aber will pursue additional funding from
INQUA to support expenses of final publication during next inter-congress period.
- Representative map products of current work-group projects will be presented at the
INQUA Congress in 1999. These products will be displayed in the map room during the
congress meeting. Volli Kalm (Estonia), Jan Piotrowski (Germany), and possibly Andrzej
Ber (Poland) will represent GAGE at the congress.
- Juraj Janocko has recruited new contributors from Poland and Hungary for the project on
glaciation of the Carpathian Mountains. Aber will pursue additional funding from INQUA
to support this project during next inter-congress period.
||The next GAGE work group conference will take place in Slovakia during
the autumn of 2000. Juraj Janocko and colleagues at the
Geological Survey of Slovak Republic
will organize the meeting. Field excursions will focus on glaciation of the Tatra
For more information about the Polish GAGE meeting, please contact
Andrzej Ber or
Kite aerial photography taken in connection with the GAGE meeting in Poland--Polish KAP.|
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Updated 8 March 1999.