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Ice in our life to Icebergs

Course number : 19708   ID : 88446    Class Section : FAD-PE
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We are familiar with the fact that ice (the solid state of water) floats.  What do things float”?  What is special about water so that it expands (becomes less dense) when it freezes?  This curious property has profound implications from reducing heat loss of lakes and oceans in the winter, to the breaking down of mountains as porous rock (and road pavement) is cracked in freeze-thaw cycles.  Glaciers are an extreme form of ice “breaking down of mountains”.  What conditions are needed for Glacier formation and health?  Where are most Glaciers and why?   When glaciers end in the Ocean, large pieces break off to form Icebergs.  Where is the threat of Icebergs to shipping greatest and where was the Titanic lost?
 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
John Matthews 

 

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Tuition: 

$10.00


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 John Matthews 

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