Formation of ice masses and their evolution including snowpacks, glaciers, and ice sheets.

Faculty: Arts
Subject: Geography
Year / Level: 4
Theme(s): Climate Science



This course contains a variety of topics on the role of snow and ice in the Earth system from a physical perspective, with special emphasis on their physical and mechanical properties and relationship to ongoing climate change. The treatment will be both descriptive (distributions, forms and features, qualitative treatment of processes) and technical (examination of governing equations, quantitative treatment of processes). This course is aimed at students with an interest in gaining an in-depth understanding of how snow, glaciers and ice sheets operate within the Earth system.


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Michele Koppes

"I work at the intersection of climate science, glaciology, geomorphology and human adaptation and resilience."