|Module Title||GLACIAL PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Neil Glasser|
|Other staff||Dr Bryn Hubbard, Professor Mike Hambrey|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Resit follows the same format. Unseen written exam. Answer two questions from four in two hours.||100%|
The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to glacial environments and to the processes, landforms and sediments that occur in these areas.
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to glacial environments and to the processes, landforms and sediments that occur in these areas. Students will be introduced to the main types of glacial settings, and to the dominant landform- and sediment-forming processes that are found in these areas. Topics covered include glacier mass balance, glacier motion and velocity, glacier hydrology, glacial erosion and sedimentation, and an introduciton to the glacial geomorphology of Wales. This module will make use of case studies to introduce students to the most recent published literature and current debates in the field. Each session will consist of a lecture, followed by discussion of a case study related to the topic of that lecture.
Benn, D. and Evans, D.. (1998) Glaciers and Glaciation. Arnold, London, 734 pp. paperback. #24.99. Invalid isbn : 047023655 : Glaciers and Glaciation : GG23910
Bennett, M.R. and Glasser, N.F.. (1996) Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms. John Wiley, Chichester, 364 pp. paperback. ISBN 0-471-96345-3
Hambrey, M.J.. (1994) Glacial Environments. UCL Press. London. 296pp. paperback. #16.95. ISBN 1-85728-004-0