20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In this research-led module, students will explore current and former frozen parts of our planet, gaining a detailed understanding of the following typical themes: The processes that govern how glaciers and ice sheets work; How numerical models are used to forecast glacier and ice sheet change; The extent and operation of former glaciers and ice sheets; Periglacial environments (cold region processes often close to glacierised regions) Specialist guest research contributions (lectures/seminars on topical cryospheric research).

Staff Contact: ELY JEREMY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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