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    Alaska Pacific University
  Dec 15, 2017
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SC 21500 - Glaciology and Glacier Travel

The formation and behavior of glaciers in the context of their impact on Alaskan landscapes with extended time spent living, skiing and collecting data on glaciers. Techniques for safe research and travel in glacial landscapes will be emphasized. Topics will include snow and ice physics, mechanisms of glacier flow, sediment production and transport, types of glacial landforms, and the relationship of glacier fluctuations to climate change. Basic techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, hazard recognition and avoidance, snow camping, and glaciological field research will be described and practiced. Lab fee plus extra costs including food and equipment for the field portion. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Summer. Competencies: CU, CWD, PA, QS

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