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Edwin D Waddington
ESS 595
Seattle Campus

Earth and Space Sciences Research Methods

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Interest in constraining observability of glaciological processes.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading of relevant scientific articles.

C/NC based on participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Edwin D Waddington
Date: 09/26/2010