Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Change

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 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 Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology but can also be read as a separate course.

For more information, contact
Stefan Wastegård, e-mail: stefan.wastegard@geo.su.se

Language of instruction

English.

Duration

Autumn term, period A-B. Study tempo 100%

Requirements

Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in biology-earth sciences, geography or Earth sciences. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountrySweden
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionStockholm University
Begin date31.08.2020
End date30.10.2020
Registration deadline15.04.2020
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceEarth science
Teaching placeStockholm and excursion to northern Fennoscandia
Tagsclimatealpine environmentglaciologygeomorphologypolarphysical geographylandforms
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