Earth and Space Sciences 431, Principles of Glaciology
Earth and Space Sciences 505, The Cryosphere
Field Trip - Saturday 06 October, 2012
There is a reading assignment before the field trip, and a writing assignment that is due on Friday, Oct. 16. Prior to departure, we recommend each student prints both the reading (Harper paper) and the assignment, and thinks about the listed problems.
Please also familiarize yourself with the glacier Safety Tips document on the right.
In addition, each student must fill out the Risk-Acknowledgement form on the right sidebar to participate on the Field Trip. Please download and print this form, read it, sign it, and bring to class or to the field trip. Also, The university offers short-term field trip insurance. For information on this insurance and an application form, click on 'Field-trip Insurance" link on right sidebar.
We will drive in UW vehicles northward from the UW campus to Mt. Baker, where we will go Easton Glacier on the south side. For individuals driving independently please see the directions link at right (note the vehicle fee). We will have a chance to see a glacier in action, characteristics of glacier ice, geomorphological and hydrological effects from glaciers, avalanche terrain and effects from ground freezing. It is possible for there to be fresh snow this time of year, so we may get to look at features of snow texture and metamorphism.
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