Ice & Climate (ATMS 514/ESS 535)

ATMS 514

3 credits


Location: ATG 406

Schedule: TTh 1:30-2:50

Department: Cross-Listed

Quarter: Spring

This course will cover the principles of cryosphere and climate interactions and polar climate dynamics. Topics include glaciers, ice sheets, snow, and sea ice in the modern climate, and their role in climate change, sea level rise, the Pleistocene ice ages, and snowball Earth. Relatively simple modeling exercises will be employed to learn about climate dynamics and ice sheet and sea ice sensitivity to climate change.

This course was formerly called Ice and Climate Modeling.