Fiches de cours

Physics and hydrology of snow

ENV-525

Enseignant(s) :

Gaume Johan Alexandre Philippe
Huwald Wolf Hendrik
Lehning Michael

Langue:

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

Expected student activities

Active participation, individual work on exercises, group work where indicated

Assessment methods

40%-Exercises (including model simulations)

60%-Written exam (end of semester)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

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

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15   GRB330 
15-16    
16-17   GRB330
GRC002
 
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand