GEOL 4888 home page              Spring, 2022       Humphrey

A course in the dynamics of the earths cryosphere

Questions: or visit or stop by my office (Humphrey, rm 320)

Course notes





(Note, if the date below has not been changed to 2022, then it is not for this years course!)





Due date

Readings etc.

Answers, Notes, etc.








Homework #1

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022

 A good read on background are chapters 1&2 in The Cryosphere, by Marshall (I will put a copy in the Geo Library)

NOTE: the pictures I show in class are almost all in the ‘LECTURE PHOTOGRAPHS’ link at the page bottom





Homework #2

Tuesday, Feb 22 2022

Read Chapters 3,4 in The Cryosphere or 1, 2 in Cuffey and Patterson (skip 2.5.2 and .3).  Chapter 3 is VERY dense, but you can skim it.




Homework #3

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Read chap 4 & 5 in C&P

Homework #3









Homework #4

Tuesday, March 8 2022











Homework #5


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Read chap 6 in C&P

Midterm Quiz







Homework #6

Tuesday, April 12 2022







Homework #7


Thursday, April 28, 2022



Example of old midterm, we may not have covered some of this material

Tues. April 18

Example old final exam

Another example final exam


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Final Exam











Lecture photographs