ESS431: Principles of Glaciology


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

In an effort to provide comprehensive study material, class notes are posted after the corresponding class. This is only to supplement study material and is not meant to substitute for class attendence.



Wednesday, 25 September, 2017.

Instructor: Nick Holschuh

Title: Natural Occurrences of Ice




Monday, 2 October, 2017.

Instructor:  Nick Holschuh

Title:  Measuring Occurrences of Ice

Handout:  Here


Wednesday, 4 October 2017.

Instructor:  Nick Holschuh

Title:   Physical Properties of Ice




Monday, 9 October 2017

Instructor:  Steve Warren

Title:  Accumulation I: Snow Formation in the Atmosphere


Wednesday, 11 October 2017



Monday 16 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2012

Instructor: Knut Christianson

Title: Glacier Dynamics I: Ice Deformation




Monday, 23 October 2017

Instructor: Nick Holschuh

Title: Glacier Dynamics II: Sliding of Glaciers


Wednesday, 25 October 2017



Monday, 30 October 2017

Wednesday, 1 November 2017



Monday, 6 November 2017

Proctor: Nick Holschuh

Title: MID-TERM


Monday, 8 November 2017

Proctor: Howard Conway

Mid-term Discussion + Avalanches




Monday, 13 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017



Monday, 20 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017



Monday, 27 November 2017

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Instructor:  Bonnie Light

Title:  Sea Ice II