|Module Title||TECHNIQUES IN GLACIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Bryn Hubbard|
|Other staff||Dr Giles Brown, Dr Neil Glasser, Professor Mike Hambrey, Professor John Pomeroy|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours 10 x 2 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 x 1 hour|
|Practicals / Field Days||5 x 1 hour lecture course practicals; 3 days x 8 hours fieldwork|
|Assessment||Project report||Lecture course projects reports 4 x 10%||40%|
|Resit assessment||Failed reports and essays can be resubmitted to the IGES office on or before the first day of the Summer resit period (normally mid-August).|
Students will be introduced to the full range of research issues in contemporary glaciology, along with the methods and techniques that are currently used to address those issues. In particular the module will focus on equipping students with the knowledge and technology to enable them to design and conduct independent research projects - whether in a commercial or academic context. Much of the module will adopt a `hands-on? approach to glaciology, with practical sessions in, for example, clast fabric analysis, micro data-logger programming and simple numerical modelling.
The fieldwork component of the module will be undertaken in North Wales, investigating palaeo-glacier dynamics on the basis of the geomorphology of the Snowdon Horseshoe and interpreting the Late glacial sedimentary record at Port Neigwl.
On completion of this module, students will be able to
Hambrey M J. (1994) Glacial Environments.
Tucker, M E. (1988) Techniques in Sedimentology.
Sharp, M , Richards, K & Tranter, M. (1998) Glacier Hydrology and Hydrochemistry.
Paterson, W S B. (1994) The Physics of Glaciers. 3rd.
(1997) Quarternary Science Reviews Vol 16. This special issue includes many useful technique-based review papers.