|| GG32330 |
|| THE QUATERNARY HISTORY OF SVALBARD (UNIS) |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Professor Neil F Glasser |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 35 hours of lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 25 hours of seminars/group work with field exercises |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam|| WRITTEN 3 HOUR EXAM ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| ASSESSED TERM PROJECT (WRITTEN REPORT AND ORAL PRESENTATION) ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| AS ABOVE ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe and explain the long-term climatic fluctuations between glacial and interglacial periods in the Arctic and former climatic conditions on Svalbard
Evaluate Quaternary landscape evolution, and the corresponding sedimentary record of Svalbard, in the light of Quaternary environment change
Discuss the role of postglacial relative land uplift and the formation of raised marine coastal sequences
Assess the relative importance of geomorphological processes active during glacial and interglacial periods to the formation of tills, glaciofluvial deposits, lacustrine deposits and landforms produced during deglaciation
Select and justify the application of different field methods and data interpretation techniques (including field mapping) to the study Quaternary of landscape change
Students will be introduced to the Quaternary history of Svalbard, within the context of long-term climatic fluctuations between glacial and interglacial periods in the Arctic. The module will explain the Quaternary landscape evolution and sedimentary record of the Svalbard.
Climate variations within the Arctic, including long-term climatic fluctuations between glacial and interglacial periods in the Arctic.
Quaternary landscape evolution and the sedimentary record of Svalbard.
The formation of glacial and interglacial sedimentary sequences during the last glacial/interglacial cycle
Postglacial relative land uplift and raised marine coastal sequences.
Tills, glaciofluvial deposits, lacustrine deposits and landforms produced during deglaciation.
Field methods, including mapping techniques and methods of data interpretation.
|| Problem solving is addressed during fieldwork . |
|| Research skills are developed during fieldwork, and in subsequent report writing . |
|| For the assessed term project, students complete both a written report and an oral presentation . |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Developed during fieldwork and in private study. |
|| Team work is developed during fieldwork, and in subsequent report writing. |
|| Library usage of journal papers and web-searches will be undertaken. Students will use Web of Knowledge and other electronic data retrieval packages in literature searches. |
|Application of Number
|| Not directly developed. |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Not directly developed. |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Fieldwork skills, including data collection and analysis |
This module is at CQFW Level 6