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Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Change

  • 15 credits

The course addresses the climate system, glaciology and geomorphology during the Quaternary Period (last 2.6 Ma). You will acquire in-depth knowledge regarding the global climate system and tools to interpret and analyse glacial environments and processes, landforms, and Quaternary climate and environmental evolution. The course include lectures, seminars, practicals, and project works and kicks off with a field course to northern Fennoscandia.

The course starts the Master's Programme in Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate but can also be read as a separate course.

  • Course structure


    1. Excursion, 3 credits
    2. Theory, 12 credits

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of field trips, lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.


    For details see syllabus.


    Peter Kuhry

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby
    E-mail: kerstin.hornby@natgeo.su.se

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Course responsible
    Peter Kuhry
    E-mail: peter.kuhry@natgeo.su.se

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