The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the role of the cryosphere in the global climate system and to fundamental glaciological concepts. This will include the transformation of snow to ice, mass balance, ice flow, properties of glacier ice, ice core studies, sea-ice mass balance, sea-ice dynamics, sea-ice ecosystems, ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction, and remote sensing techniques. The student will learn basic concepts of relevance to the mass-budget of major polar ice sheets, principles of ice core palaeoclimate, controls on sea-ice volume, and be exposed to analytical, numerical and computational tools.
|Unit name||Introduction to Glaciology and Sea-Ice.|
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere|
Dr Simon Wotherspoon
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. There will be 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of tutorial classes.
Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (2000 words, 40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.
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