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Meetings: TueThu 17:00-18:15 in 203 Robinson Hall
Course Evaluations at http://www.udel.edu/course-evals/ (Dec.-4 Last Day to do so)
Final Exam Dec.-9; due date of final draft for illustrated essay.
- 12/13: Maps of some ITP bouys.
- 12/12: Posted grades.
- 11/25: Posted Ice-Tethered Profiler lecture and references.
- 11/19: On writing, see Chris Mooney's review on"Leave it to a scientist to finally explain how to kill off bad writing.
- 11/18: Posted Ecology and Ice lecture and references.
- 11/17: I just found this wonderful visualized essay by Stephen Fry, a british comedian, actor, and writer on "Language"
- 11/16: Writing Workshop-9 assignment and copy of Strunk & White classic booklet titled "Elements of Style."
Instructor: Andreas Münchow
Goal: Provide each student with a set of quantitative tools to confidently argue polar science issues that relate to ongoing public climate change debates.
Format: This is an experimental class that combines traditional lectures on selected topics with workshop-style active learning modules to aid project-based problem solving.
Expectations: Each student shall be able to develop, apply, and critically evaluate
- Basic science concept from physics, geology, chemistry, and biology;
- Data to describe the State of the Arctic in space and time;
- Interpretations of Arctic data using basic statistics;
- Arguments that represent both science and personal values on Arctic Climate Change.
Grading: Homework (5x5%), projects (3x15%), Final (20%), active participation (10%)
Final Exam: Blog Post to be published on http://IcySeas.org
- 11/11: Posted Glacier-Ocean Interaction lecture, 2 papers (Garvine, 1985; Jackson et al., 2014), and references.
- 11/06: Posted Glaciers and Icesheet presentation and 4 videos from Extreme Ice Surveys.
- 10/29: Please watch Rapid Arctic Warming and Extreme Weather Events in Mid-Latitudes: Are they connected? by Prof. Dr. Jennifer Francis.
- 10/29: No Class Oct.-30 (Instructor at American Acoustical Society mtg. in Indianapolis).
- 10/23: Stochastics Workshop-8 assignment.
- 10/22: Posted Beaufort Gyre presentation, 4 videos, and references.
- 10/16: Thermal Wind Workshop-7 assignment.
- 10/14: Posted Freshwater presentation, video, and references.
- 10/7: Posted Energy Balance presentation and references.
- 10/2: Arctic halocline Workshop-5 assignment and denst.dat for rho=rho(S,theta) and freeze.dat for freezing point.
- 09/30: Posted Sea Ice presentation and references.
- 09/27: Patched class web-server for Shellshock bash, details at IcySeas blog; notice that all student pages use the socalled csh not bash as the default shell.
- 09/25: Arctic halocline Workshop-4 assignment and denst.dat for rho=rho(S,theta) and freeze.dat for freezing point.
- 09/23: Posted Circulation presentation and references.
- 09/18: Updated student's ITP results and workshop-3 assignment.
- 09/16: Posted Ekman dynamics presentation and notes as well as laboratory movie-1 and movie-2.
- 09/12: Updated student's ice-tethered buoy results and links to plotxy.
- 09/09: Posted .pdf Presentation, and Nansen's 1893-96 data as .xls spreadsheet.
- 09/04: Posted student's web-pages and first workshop/homework assignment
- 09/02: Posted .pdf Presentation, and Climate Roller Coaster video
- 08/28: Posted .pdf Presentation, only covered slides 1-23
- 08/27: Posted Study Questions and NASA video on Greenland Ice Streams
- 08/25: Posted course syllabus and schedule.
- 07/17: Creation of Class Web-Site: Eight Students Enrolled (5 graduate, 3 Seniors).
Last updated: Sat Dec 13 08:44:34 EST 2014