ATM S 514
Examines the role of ice and snow in climate. Polar climate dynamics. Polar-global interactions. Modeling snow cover, sea ice, and ice-sheet balance, and flow in the climate system. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ESS 535.
The role of ice in the climate system, polar climate dynamics, and polar-global dynamics.
Student learning goals
The fundamentals of sea ice, ice sheets, snow, and permafrost as they relate to the climate.
Coupled high-latitude climate phenomena.
Recent climate change.
General method of instruction
Lectures will be given during most class times. In addition, students will lead paper discussions in class and report on individual projects. There will be occasional guest lectures.
ATM S 501 and ATM S 511/ESS 532 would help but are not required.
Class assignments and grading
Homework will include problems and some simple modeling. There is a final project but no exams.
Homework and individual project.