ZX603 Past, Present and Future Changes of the Cryosphere

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites
The course is only offered to Erasmus students with the basic knowledge of geoscience and environmental science disciplines incl. physical geography and geology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/10, only registered: 0/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims at presenting the recent advances in the knowledge about individual parts of Earth's cryosphere including terrestrial and marine cryospheric components, reasearch methods and reconstruction of past cryospheric conditions and modelling of future behaviour of the cryosphere.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the students will have the knowledge about:
- present terrestrial and marine cryosphere and its components,
- changes of the cryosphere,
- research methods and techniques used for the study of the cryosphere,
- reconstruction of past cryospheric conditions,
- modelling of future behaviour of the cryosphere.
Syllabus
  • Individual themes
  • 1. Introduction to cryosphere and its components
  • 2. Terrestrial cryosphere, processes and its changes
  • 3. Marine cryosphere, processes and its changes
  • 4. Research methods and techniques for studying the cryosphere (in situ measurements, remote sensing observations)
  • 5. Reconstruction of the past glaciations and modelling of future glacier behaviour on the Earth
Literature
  • basic literature is given to individual topics
Teaching methods
student presentation, class discussion
Assessment methods
A necessary condition for granting of the credit is an active participation in the course in a form of presentation on selected topic.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: reading course.
General note: pouze pro zahraniční studenty (Erasmus plus).
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, autumn 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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