20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This research-led module will examine cold-region environments including both their current and former states. Typical themes include: Glaciology (processes and phenomena of current glaciers and ice sheets) Ice sheet and glacial modelling (understanding of how numerical models are used in glaciology) Palaeoglaciology (reconstructions 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).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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