Scotland Excursion


Course Objective

To study the Scottish climate history over the last ~25 ka
and its impact on the geomorphology, various sedimentary environments
and raised bog ecosystems.

Course Content

During this excursion (~10 days) the most relevant aspects of the
Scottish geology, geomorphology and Late Quaternary climate history will
be highlighted. The geomorphology at various locations in and around the
Scottish highlands
will be used to demonstrate the impact of former glaciations on the
landscape. A variety of terrestrial and marine sections form the base to
illustrate the most important aspects of the Late Quaternary
paleoclimatic (marine and terrestrial) evolution in Scotland (NW

Teaching Methods

Excursion: observing and describing geomorphological land forms,
sedimentary profiles; drawing conclusion with respect to climate change,
fluvial and glacial activity, and human impact.

Method of Assessment

Oral presentations in the field (and/or hotel) of relevant scientific
papers and visited excursion sites.

Entry Requirements

First year of the MSc Earth Sciences programme 'Earth and Climate' must
be completed and a total of 18 ects must have been registered.

Target Audience

Master students 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' and
'Earth and Climate'.

Additional Information

This course takes place every other year. Next excursion will be
organised in June 2020.

Custom Course Registration

You should have subscribed for this course before (early) October, 2019. There is a maximum number of students (n=25) who can participate in this excursion.

General Information

Course Code AM_450354
Credits 3 EC
Period P6
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. M.A. Prins
Examiner dr. M.A. Prins
Teaching Staff dr. M.A. Prins
dr. N.N.L. Van der Putten

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Fieldwork