Principles of Glaciology

Course Details

  • Acronym ESS 431
  • Instructor(s) Knut Christianson
  • Quarter Autumn 2019
  • Credits 4
  • Meeting Times MWF 1:30-2:50
  • Location JHN 127
  • 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 paleoclimate reconstruction, Ice Age theories.