Ge 193  
Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a Warming World

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Ge 193: Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a Warming World



Course Description

An introduction to the observations and numerical models of glaciers and ice sheets due to climate change

Units: 3-0-6 (winter)
Regular class time: Tu/Th 9:00-10:30, 162 S.Mudd
Grading policy:


Instructor

G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, x6950, 266 South Mudd, ghg@bas.ac.uk

Teaching Assistant

Yihe Huang, x6931, 364 South Mudd, yihe@gps.caltech.edu

Ombudsperson

TBD, xx@caltech.edu

Class Schedule

See Below

Readings


Topics

Date Topics
01/07/14 Introduction
01/09/14 Glaciers and climate (Lecture2)
01/21/14 Weertman’s analysis (Lecture4)
01/28/14 Shallow ice stream scaling (Lecture5)
02/04/14 Appoximations in ice-flow modelling (Lecture5and6)
02/11/14 1D Ice shelf (Lecture 7)

Project and Homework

Date Files
01/16/14 Project discussion I [matlab files]
02/11/14 Homework 1 [Ex1.pdf]
02/18/14 Homework 2 [Ex2.pdf]



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