|Module Title||APPROACHES TO GLACIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Bryn P Hubbard|
|Other staff||Dr Simon J Cook, Dr Alun Hubbard, Dr Duncan J Quincey|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials|
|Other||1 field class|
Project 1: Field-based Campbell Scientific micro-logger programming and implementation. The case study is to be introduced through existing literature on proglacial stream discharges and will be based on a practical stream-gauging exercise.
Project 2: Computer-based satellite image analysis exercise. The case study is to be introduced through existing literature of satellite-derived imagery and will be based on the analysis of such images for terrestrial glacigenic features.
Project 3: Laboratory-based ice experimentation. The case study is to be introduced through existing literature and will be based on establishing and running an experiment to investigate the relationships between ice sublimation and a variety of environmental controls.
Essay Report: Seminar-supported review of the interaction of theory, modelling and empirical data collection in one specific subject area of glaciology.
|Problem solving||Projects 1 and 3 involve issues associated with the development of data-logger programming and the integration of theory with field and laboratory practice. Project 2 involves computer-based image analysis and manipulation.|
|Research skills||The Essay Report requires exploration and synthesis of technical and theoretical information.|
|Communication||Written communication is required in all assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The assessed coursework requires the understanding of issues associated with the module.|
|Team work||The fieldwork and laboratory research require team collaboration to plan and carry out the experiments.|
|Information Technology||All projects require IT for data acquisition, analysis and presentation.|
|Application of Number||Projects 1 and 3 require quantitative data analysis.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Personal development will be improved through collaborative field work and mastering techniques.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7