ESS203: Glaciers and Global Change
University of Washington
Winter, 2020

Instructor: Ed Waddington
Email:: edw at
Office: ATG 715
Office Hours:by arrangement

TA: Joel Gombiner
Email: gombij at
Office: JHN 432
Office Hours:by arrangement

Meeting Times and Locations

Lecture: 1:30-2:20 MWF JHN 111

Lab (section AA): 9:30-12:20 Tues,  JHN 011
Lab (section AB): 9:30-12:20 Thurs, JHN 011

Glaciers are shrinking in Washington State


South Cascade Glacier, in North Cascades National Park, shrank tremendously from 1928 to 2010  What's going on here?    [images from NSIDC]

Ice cliff, Barne Glacier, Antarctica

In the polar regions, many glaciers end in the ocean. This is Barne Glacier, on Ross Island in Antarctica. Could these glaciers be threatened by rising ocean temperatures? By rising sea level?
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