Principles of Glaciology

Course Details

  • Acronym ESS 431 & ESS 505
  • Instructor(s) Nick Holschuh
  • Quarter Autumn 2017
  • Credits 4
  • Meeting Times MWF 1:30 - 2:50 PM
  • Location JHN 022
  • Fullfills Climate Minor ESS Elective Requirement
  • Prerequisites PHYS 121

Course Description

Covers snow deposition and metamorphism, avalanches, heat and mass balance at snow and ice surfaces, glacier flow, ice sheets, sea ice, permafrost, methods of paleo-climate reconstruction, Ice Age theories.