Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Physics and hydrology of snow

ENV-525

Lecturer(s) :

Gaume Johan Alexandre Philippe
Huwald Wolf Hendrik
Lehning Michael

Language:

English

Summary

This course covers principles of snow physics, snow hydrology, snow-atmosphere interaction and snow modeling. It transmits sound understanding of physical processes within the snow and at its interfaces with the atmosphere and the ground, including field, laboratory, and modeling techniques.

Content

Keywords

Snow, glaciology, cryosphere, avalanches, hydrology, atmospheric boundary layer, environmental physics

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

ENV-167, ENV-221, ENG-272

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises (incl. computer labs), self-learning

Assessment methods

40%-Exercises (including model simulations)

60%-Written exam (end of semester)

Resources

Bibliography

Armstrong, R.L., and E. Brun, (Eds.), 2008. Snow and climate, Cambridge University Press.

Barry, R.G., and T.Y. Gan, 2011. The global cryosphere, Cambridge University Press.

DeWalle, D.R., and A. Rango, 2008. Principles of snow hydrology, Cambridge University Press.

McClung, D., and P.A. Schaerer. The avalanche handbook. The Mountaineers Books, 2006.

Selected journal articles and other text books.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15   GRC001 
15-16    
16-17   GRC001
GRC002
 
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German