ESS431: Principles of Glaciology


(ESS505, The Cryosphere)
University of Washington
Autumn, 2018

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 improve performance on homework and tests. 



Week 2 - Friday, 5 October, 2018.

Instructors:  Brita Horlings, Knut Christianson

Work on: Group questions on remote sensing of glaciers. Solutions.

Work on: Group questions on the phase diagram for H2O. Solutions.




Week 3 - Friday, 12 October 2018

Instructors:  Brita Horlings, Knut Christianson

Work on Group questions on Snowball Earth and Dendritic Snow Growth.
Solutions to Snowball Earth and Dendritic Snow Growth Questions.

Discussion of upcoming Field Trip. 




Week 4 - Friday, 22 October 2018

Instructors:  Ed Waddington, David Lilien

Work with partners on group questions on glacier flow.

Solutions to Group Questions on Glacier Flow.




Week 5 - Friday, 26 October 2018



Week 6 - Friday 02 November 2018

Instructors:  Brita Horlings, Knut Christianson

Work on Questions on Equilibrium and Transient Responses of Glaciers to Climate Chnage.

Solutions on Equilibrium and Transient Responses of Glaciers to Climate Change.

We will also answer questions about exam review materials.




Week 9 - Wednesday 21 November 2018

Instructor:  Knut Christianson

Work on Isotope Fractionation Homework.