Exploring the growth and retreat of a valley glacier
Lab is designed for undergraduate students majoring in earth sciences (hydrology, environmental sciences, glaciology, atmosphere and ocean sciences). The notebook is demonstration style and gives participants the possibility to explore interactively.
- basic plotting with the Python matplotlib library
- equilibrium line altitude (ELA)
- "thin ice" approximation
- mass balance in a glacier
Can be used as part of a paper or problem set on glacier behavior.
This lab can be run on either the lab (for educators) or jupyter (for general use) instance of the OpenEarthscape JupyterHub: just click one of the links under the Run online using heading at the top of this page, then run the notebook in the "CSDMS" kernel.
If you don't already have a JupyterHub account, follow the instructions to sign up at https://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/JupyterHub. If you're an educator, you can get JupyterHub accounts for students--please contact us through the CSDMS Help Desk: https://csdms.github.io/help-desk.
If run locally, this lab requires the installtion of the Python packages numpy, matplotlib, and ipython.