Fall 2017 reading seminar
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Fall 2017 reading seminar

We are trying something new this quarter and starting with a general text and deciding our specific direction once we start the quarter. Week 1: IPCC (2013) report on Sea Level Change See also: IPCC FAQ, Real Climate assessment Week 2: Llovel et al. (2014), Deep-ocean contribution to sea level and energy budget not detectable … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 reading seminar

We had a seminar with papers on a not-so-specific theme this quarter. And read some work from a few here at UW. Here is a recap: Week 1: Colgan, W., H. Machguth, M. MacFerrin, J. D. Colgan, D. van As, and J. A. MacGregor (2016), The abandoned ice sheet base at Camp Century, Greenland, in … Continue reading

Fall 2016 reading seminar
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Fall 2016 reading seminar

This quarter we are reading papers about the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). week 1: Fahnestock et al. (2001), High Geothermal Heat Flow, Basal Melt, and the Origin of Rapid Ice Flow in Central Greenland. Science 294, 2338. Joughin et al. (2001), Observation and analysis of ice flow in the largest Greenland ice stream. Journal … Continue reading

Fall 2015 reading seminar: glacier variability
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Fall 2015 reading seminar: glacier variability

This quarter, Gerard Roe suggested something a bit different for a reading seminar, inspired in part by visiting professor Jamie Shulmeister and in part by paleo-glacier puzzles. The topic is ‘The Natural Variability of Glaciers’. Here is Gerard’s introduction: The widespread and ongoing retreat of glaciers is a powerful totem of anthropogenic climate change. Moreover, … Continue reading

UW courses for glaciology students
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UW courses for glaciology students

There are many great graduate-level courses at the University of Washington, and many with a focus in glaciology. Check the course listing for quarter and year offered, but these course titles (among others) should be considered for students in our glaciology graduate program: Principles of Glaciology / The Cryosphere Geophysical Continuum Mechanics Scientific Writing and … Continue reading