ESS431: Principles of Glaciology


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

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, 26 September, 2018.

Instructor: Knut Christianson

Title: Natural Occurrences of Ice




Monday, 1 October, 2018.

Instructor:  Knut Christianson

Title:  Measuring Occurrences of Ice

Handout:  Here


Wednesday, 3 October 2018.



Monday, 8 October 2018.

Instructor:  Knut Christianson

Title:  Accumulation I: Snow Formation in the Atmosphere


Wednesday, 10 October 2018



Monday 15 October 2018

Instructor:  Knut Christianson

Title:  Ablation I: Mass and energy balance in cryospheric systems.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018



Monday, 22 October 2018

Instructor: Knut Christianson

Title: Glacier Dynamics II: Glacier Sliding and Hydrology


Wednesday, 24 October 2018



Monday, 29 October 2018

Instructor: John Christian

Title: Mountain Glacier Responses to Climate


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Instructor: Knut Christianson

Title: Ice Sheets, Ice Streams, and Ice Shelves