Daniel Farinotti: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Daniel Farinotti
FieldGlaciology
Address
Professur für Glaziologie
ETH Zürich, HIA D 56.2
Hönggerbergring 26
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 54 12
E-maildaniel.farinotti@ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0289-00LApplied Glaciology Information 3 credits2GM. Funk, A. Bauder, D. Farinotti
AbstractWe will explain the fundamentals of physics of glaciers which are necessary for treating applied problems. We will go into climate-glacier interactions, flow of glaciers, lake ice and hydrology of glaciers.
ObjectiveTo understand the fundamental physical processes in glaciology.
To learn some basic numerical modelling techniques for glacier flow.
To identify glaciological hazards and to learn some assessment and mitigation possibilities.
ContentBasics in physical glaciology
Dynamics of glaciers: deformation of glacier ice, role of water in glacier motion, reaction of glaciers to climate changes, glacier calving, surges
Ice falls, ice avalanches
Glacier floods
Lake ice and bearing capacity
Lecture notesHandouts are available
LiteratureRelevante Literatur wird während der Vorlesung angegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeFür aktuelle Fallbeispiele werden risikobasierte Massnahmen bei glaziologischen Naturgefahren diskutiert.

Voraussetzungen: Es werden Grundkenntnisse in Mechanik und Physik vorausgesetzt.