Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Matthias Huss: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Matthias Huss
Professur für Glaziologie
ETH Zürich, HIA D 54.2
Hönggerbergring 26
8093 Zürich
DepartmentEarth Sciences

651-3561-00LCryosphere Information 3 credits2VM. Funk, M. Huss, K. Steffen
AbstractThis course introduces the different parts of the cryosphere - snow, glaciers, sea ice, permafrost - and their role in the climate system. A significant physical aspect is the focus in each part. Those completing the course are able to describe the dynamics of cryosphere components both formally and using examples.
ObjectiveStudents are able
- to qualitatively describe the main components of the cryosphere and their role in the climate system
- to formally describe the relevant physical processes which determine the state of cryosphere components
ContentIntroduction into the different components of the Cryosphere: Snow, glaciers, sea ice and permafrost, and their roles in the climate system. Each part is use to emphasized on one specific physical aspect: material qualities of ice, mass balance and dynamics of glaciers and energy balance of sea ice.
Lecture noteshandouts will be distributed during the teaching semester