Edwin D Waddington
Current research methodology and results based on recent literature and on faculty and student research. Designed to develop student perspective on observational and theoretical methods and on relation of specific research to broader developments in geophysics and interdisciplinary aspects of geophysics through faculty-guided presentations and discussion by students. Credit/no credit only.
FALL 2010 Experimental Methods in Observational Glaciology
This course will explore different experimental methods of obtaining information about glaciers and ice sheets through literature reviews. In particular, we will review GPS, seismic, borehole, radar, in situ strain and stress among other experimental methods of measuring ice properties. Emphasis will be placed upon student participation.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
We will meet once each week for about 1.5 hours. Each week, all participants will read some selected articles, and two participants will be responsible for leading discussion of the chosen materials.
Interest in constraining observability of glaciological processes.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading of relevant scientific articles.
C/NC based on participation.