Course ObjectiveTo study the Scottish climate history over the last ~25 ka
and its impact on the geomorphology, various sedimentary environments
and raised bog ecosystems.
Course ContentDuring 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
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 MethodsExcursion: observing and describing geomorphological land forms,
sedimentary profiles; drawing conclusion with respect to climate change,
fluvial and glacial activity, and human impact.
Method of AssessmentOral presentations in the field (and/or hotel) of relevant scientific
papers and visited excursion sites.
Entry RequirementsFirst year of the MSc Earth Sciences programme 'Earth and Climate' must
be completed and a total of 18 ects must have been registered.
Target AudienceMaster students 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' and
'Earth and Climate'.
Additional InformationThis course takes place every other year. Next excursion will be
organised in June 2020.
Custom Course RegistrationYou 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.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.A. Prins|
|Examiner||dr. M.A. Prins|
dr. M.A. Prins
dr. N.N.L. Van der Putten
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Last-minute registration is available for this course.