|| EAM0830 |
|| TECHNIQUES IN GLACIOLOGY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Bryn P Hubbard |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Giles H Brown, Professor Michael J Hambrey, Dr Neil F Glasser, Professor John W Pomeroy |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours 10 x 2 hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 5 x 1 hour |
|| Practical || Practicals / Field Days. 5 x 1 hour lecture course practicals; 3 days x 8 hours fieldwork |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Project Report: Lecture course projects reports 4 x 10% ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Report: Fieldwork report ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: ||20%|
|Supplementary 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).|| |
On completion of this module, students will be able to
explain the operation of ice masses in our environment and the causes and consequences of their response to changing environmental conditions
design and plan coherent projects to investigate glaciological issues
undertake field, laboratory and computer based research programmes in glaciology.
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.
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
(1997) Quarternary Science Reviews Vol 16
This special issue includes many useful technique-based review papers.
This module is at CQFW Level 7