Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in (MATH 1050 OR MATH 1080) OR AP Calculus AB score of 3 or higher OR AP Calculus BC score of 3 or higher.
Course Attribute:
Sustainability - Limited
Meets with GEOG 5292. Graduate students should enroll in GEOG 5292 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. This course provides a survey of topics on snow and ice from a physical geography prospective. The formation, physical characteristics and spatial distribution of land cover types such as seasonal-snow, glaciers and sea ice will be investigated. Special attention will be given to mountain snow environments. A half-day Saturday morning field trip in the canyons along the Wasatch Front will provide local examples of snow pack stratigraphy, wind redistribution, avalanche paths, and landscape morphology shaped by previous glaciations.