ESS431: Principles of Glaciology


(ESS505, The Cryosphere)
University of Washington
Autumn, 2017

In the Friday Lab/Discussion sessions, the instructors for that week will be present, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions about  lecture material.

Instructors will also pose questions for group discussion with various degrees of formality.  While these questions will not be graded, they should help you to understand the course concepts, and to improve performance on homework and tests. 



Week 1 - Friday, 30 September, 2017.

Discussion of upcoming Field Trip. 


Week 2 - Friday, 06 October 2017

Instructors:  Laura Kehrl, Knut Christianson

Work on Group questions on the phase diagram for H2O.


Week 3 - Friday, 13 October 2017

Instructors:  Laura Kehrl, Nick Holschuh

Perform demo, and work through problems on Vapor Pressure and Supercooling.


Week 4 - Friday 20 October 2017

Instructors:  Nick Holschuh

Work with partners on Group questions on glacier flow.


Week 5 - Friday 27 October 2017

Instructors: Laura Kehrl

Homework review and Questions on Regelation .


Week 6 - Friday 03 November 2017

Instructors:  Nick Holschuh, Laura Kehrl

This week is devoted to exam review.


Week 8 - Friday 17 November 2017

Instructors:  Nick Holschuh, Laura Kehrl

This week is mix of Milankovitch Cycles, Avalanches, and Isotope Fractionation.


Week 10 - Friday 01 December 2017

Instructors:  Nick Holschuh

Sea Ice Exercise, Final Exam Preparation, and Course Reviews