Module Identifier GG23910  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor 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 Unseen written exam. Answer two questions from four.100%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours Unseen written exam. Answer 2 questions from four.  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. 0470236515
Bennett, M.R. and Glasser, N.F (1996) Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms John Wiley, Chichester, 364 pp. paperback. 0471963453
Hambrey, M.J (1994) Glacial Environments UCL Press. London. 296pp. paperback. #16.95. 1857280040


This module is at CQFW Level 5