This new course is intended to provide an introduction to basic concepts and state of research of cryospheric processes in the climate system. Phenomenological, theoretical, and modeling aspects will be covered. Two main blocks are planned, a first one focussing on sea ice, and a second one on polar ice sheets (with an additional session on extra-polar glaciers and ice caps). The class meets once a week for two hours. Each class will focus on a theme suggested in the syllabus. For each of these themes a list of background papers (and textbook chapters) will be provided, and for each session one (or several) student(s) will be assigned to lead through the session. In preparation, the students will meet with the instructor and members of his group as needed.
Instructor: Patrick Heimbach
Meet: Thu., 3-5 P.M. (room 54-1827)