Module Identifier GG23910  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil F Glasser  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite GG10610 preferred.  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Resit follows the same format. Unseen written exam. Answer two questions from four in two hours.100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


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.


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.

Reading Lists

Benn, D. and Evans, D (1998) Glaciers and Glaciation Arnold, London, 734 pp. paperback. #24.99. ISBN 0-47023651-5
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


This module is at CQFW Level 5