|Module Title||APPROACHES TO GLACIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Bryn P Hubbard|
|Other staff||Dr Alun Hubbard, Dr Richard L H Essery|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials|
|Other||2 field classes|
Report: Seminar-supported review of the interaction of theory, modelling and empirical data collection in glaciology.
Project 1: Field-based Campbell Scientific micro-logger programming and implementation. Case study to be introduced through existing literature on proglacial stream discharges and based on a practical stream gauging exercise (BH).
Project 2: Laboratory-based experimentation on ice properties using the Institute'r Cold Laboratory. Experiments will combine theory with micro-logger use to investigate interrelationships between ice/water properties and freezing temperatures and rates (PC).
Project 3: Computer-based mass balance modelling exercise. Case study to be introduced through theoretical considerations of mass and energy balances of snow and ice and based on the practical application of temperature-index and energy balance models using meteorological data (RE).
|Problem_solving||Projects 1 and 2 involve challenging issues associated with the development of data-logger programmes and integration of theory with field and laboratory practice. Project 3 involves computer-based model manipulation and application.|
|Research skills||The Essay Report requires exploration and synthesis of technical and theoretical material.|
|Communication||Written communication is required in all assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The assessed coursework requires students to develop their understanding of issues associated with the module.|
|Team work||The fieldwork associated with Projects 1 and 3 require team collaboration in terms of preparation and the effective use of time in the field.|
|Information Technology||Projects 1 and 2 involve use of IT for modelling and data analysis and presentation.|
|Application of Number||Not significant.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Personal development will be improved through collaborative field work and mastering techniques.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7