Courses / Univ. Washington Glaciology

Spring 2014 group reading seminar: Ice from far away and long ago

During Spring quarter 2014 the Glaciology Group reading seminar (ESS 593b) is about “ice from far far away and from long long ago”. The start of the quarter this has included ice on other planets and moons. Here I will keep a log of the papers that we are reading.

Week 1: Schmidt et al. (2011), Active formation of ‘chaos terrain’ over shallow subsurface water on Europa, Nature 479, 502-505.

Week 2: Iess et al. (2014), The Gravity Field and Interior Structure of Enceladus, Science 344, 78. Overview from Science:

Week 3: Holt, J.W. et al. (2010), The Construction of Chasma Boreale on Mars, Nature, v. 465, p. 446-449, DOI: doi:10.1038/nature09050.

Week 4: Winebrenner et al. (2008), Evidence for ice flow prior to trough formation in the martian north polar layered deposits, Icarus.

Karlsson et al. (2011), Testing for flow in the north polar layered deposits of Mars using radar stratigraphy and a simple 3D ice-flow model, Geophysical Research Letters.

Week 5: Bauer et al. (2009), Hexagonal ice transforms at high pressures and compression rates directly into “doubly metastable” ice phases. Journal of Chemical Physics.

Week 6: Cartwright et al. (2008), The Mesoscale Morphologies of Ice Films: Porous and Biomorphic Forms of Ice under Astrophysical Conditions. The Astrophysical Journal.

Week 7: Mitri et al. (2008), Resurfacing of Titan by ammonia-water cryomagma. Icarus.


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