Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Change
15 credits cr.
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The course concerns climate, environmental impacts, and physical processes acting in the Polar and Alpine environment.
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.
- Excursion, 4 credits
- Theory, 11 credits
Instruction consists of field trips, lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.
For details see syllabus.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester.