707711 VU/3 The Cryosphere in the Climate System

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 17.05.2016 Place course on memo list
707711
The Cryosphere in the Climate System
VU 3
5
weekly
annually
English

Understanding the basic mechanisms of glaciers and their role in the climate system.

What is a glacier? Definitions in the context of glaciers.

Where are glaciers?

How do they change? The mass balance and the flow dynamics.

Why do we study glaciers? Glaciers in a wider context.

Which tools are required to meet research questions? Variables, observations, reconstructions, models.

Which processes govern glaciers and their changes? The process understanding.

 

Glaciers in the climate system. In view of the ongoing climate change.

 

Examples of recent studies and papers in our Innsbruck working group.

Lecture and discussion. Assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

oral

Cuffey KM & Paterson WSB (2011) The Physics of Glaciers. (Elsevier, Amsterdam, Boston, Heidelberg, London, New York, Oxford, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo).

As a supplementary literature in addition to scientific papers which will be presented during the lecture.

not applicable
in English, if required
08.03.2016
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2016-03-08 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-03-15 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-04-05 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-04-06 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-04-12 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-04-13 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-04-19 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-04-26 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-04-27 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-05-03 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-05-10 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-05-11 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-05-17 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-05-18 09.00 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-05-24 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-05-31 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-06-01 09.00 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-06-07 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-06-08 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-06-14 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-06-21 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2016-06-22 08.30 - 10.00 60818 EDV-Raum 60818 EDV-Raum Barrier-free
Tue 2016-06-28 10.00 - 12.00 60819 SR 60819 SR Barrier-free