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 GEOS 615, Sea-Ice Geophysics: Schedule of lectures, project work etc.

 

Aug 30: Overview and introductory lecture "Sea ice in the earth system"
Reading: Overview article "Sea ice in the climate system" and presentation
, Chapter 2 - The sea ice system services framework: Development and application, in Eicken et al. (2009), Field techniques for sea ice research, pp. 9-24.
Sept 4 : Sea-ice microphysics: Ice crystallography, nucleation, crystal growth
Resources: presentation

Reading: Chapter 2.2 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 26-35; sea-ice microstructure summary article (not required, only for those with interest in microstructure)
(also relevant but not required: Chapter 5 in Weeks (2010))
Sept 6 : Sea-ice phase diagram, equations of state and solute segregation
Resources: presentation
Reading: Chapter 2.3 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 35-47
(also relevant
but not required: Chapter 6 in Weeks (2010))

Sept 10 : Sea-ice phase diagram
Resources: Spreadsheet (T, S, Vb, density); FREZCHEM model website

Sept 13: Microphysics and microstructural evolution: Sea-ice salinity profiles in relation to macroscopic ice properties
Resources: presentation
Reading: Chapter 2.3 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 36-45
Sept 17: No class during regular class hours; class projects introduction, time t.b.d.

Sept 20: Sea ice optical and electromagnetic properties
Reading: Chapter 2.4 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 52-59

Sept 21 (IARC/Akasofu 417); 1.30-3.00pm: Updates on class projects & sea ice phase diagram calculations

Sept 24 :
Sea-ice optical and electromagnetic properties
Resources: Presentation
Reading: Chapter 2.4 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 52-59

Sept 27: Sea-ice thermal properties
Resources: Presentation
Reading: Chapter 2.4 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 47-52

Oct 1: Sea-ice thermal properties

Oct 4: No class during regular class hours

Oct 8: The surface energy balance of an ice-covered ocean
Resources: Presentation
Reading: Chapter 2.5 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed., pp. 63-69.

Oct 11: Guest lecture - Dr. Carleton Ray, University of Virginia - Sea ice as a habitat for marine mammals; Location: IARC/Akasofu 401
Resources: Presentation

Oct 15: The surface energy balance of an ice-covered ocean; exam review session
Oct 18: Mid-term exam

Oct 22: Sea ice in the climate system; Project background presentation: Erin Gleason
Resources: Presentation

Oct 25:Sea ice in the climate system

Oct 29: The sea-ice force/momentum balance & ice dynamics; Project background presentation: Alex Sacco
Resources: Presentation

Nov 1: Guest lecture - Dr. Christian Haas, York University, Canada - Ice thickness distribution - Advances in theory and measurement; Location: Elvey Globe Room
Resources: Presentation

Nov 5: Guest lecture - Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson Scottish Association for Marine Science - Oil and Ice (presentation 1, presentation 2); Project background presentation: Alexander Semenov; Location: IARC/Akasofu 417

Nov 8: No Class today - will find alternate date & time; Sea-ice kinematics; Ice dynamics and the ice-thickness distribution function
Reading: Chapter 4 by Haas in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed.
Reading: Leppaeranta (2011), chapter 3 (pp. 65-100)
Resources: Presentation

Nov 12: Sea ice strength; Project background presentation: Bolette Jensen
Reading: Chapter 3.5 - Ice strength: In situ measurement, in Eicken et al. (2009), Field techniques for sea ice research, pp. 181-213

Nov 15: No Class today - will find alternate date & time
Nov 19: Project background presentations: Sook Mi Moon, Megan O'Sadnick & Oliver Dammann
Optional reading: Chapter in SIKU book on indigenous & geophysical sea-ice knowledge; Book chapters 1, 2, and 3 by Dr. Krupnik

Nov 22: Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov 26: Sea ice strength; Project background presentation: Madeline Merck & Greg Deemer
Reading: Chapter 3.5 - Ice strength: In situ measurement, in Eicken et al. (2009), Field techniques for sea ice research, pp. 181-213
Resources: Presentation

Nov 29: Sea-ice remote sensing: Applications; Project background presentation: Alice Orlich
Resources: Chapter 6 (Comiso) in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed.
Dec 3, 6: AGU Fall meeting, class will not meet
Sea-ice remote sensing: Methods & techniques; Resources: Chapter 6 (Comiso) in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed.; narrated presentation
Thermodynamic sea-ice models; Resources: Chapter 2.5 in Thomas & Dieckmann, 2nd ed.; narrated presentation

Dec 10: Review session (voluntary participation); 4.30-6.00pm REIC 138

Dec 12 (Wednesday), 1-5 pm: Class project workshop and presentations - IARC/Akasofu 417

Dec 13 (Thursday), 9.00-11.00am: Final Exam - REIC 207

Dec 17 (Monday), 6.00pm - Final report due

 

Last update: 30 Nov 2012

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