Alpine cryosphere

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code GG.0444
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2019

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule block course
    tuesday 14:15 - 16:00, weekly, PER 14 0.006
    Struct. of the schedule 2h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    In this course the students will focus on the main alpine cryosphere factors such as snow, glaciers and permafrost. The course includes a two day excursion to Zermatt at the beginning of the course in september. In addition to the presentations by the lecturers, the students have to do some exercises related to the individual weekly topics. the course is related to the other core courses in the Master study of physical Geography such as SGG.00443, SGG.00445, SGG.00448, SGG.00449/50 and SGG.00453/54.

    Training objectives The students will learn how the alpine cryosphere is related and influenced by the climate system. The main objective is the process understanding and the sensitivity of the cryospheric system to influences and changes within the atmosphere. In addition, the resulting impacts such as natural hazards are discussed.
    Comments

    Cours avec exercices et excursion. *1 seule évaluation (session d'été) avec le cours GG.0445 Mountain Geomorphology.

    Block course (25-29.03.2019) with excursion scheduled on 23-24.05.2019 (registration deadline : 29.03.2019)

    - - - - Requirement for students from other Swiss universities - - - -

    The participation to the course and the registration for the exam are conditional to the enrollment as BENEFRI or guest students. At the beginning of the semester at latest :

    - Students from the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (BENEFRI) are invited to follow the steps of the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/programme-benefri.html in order to be identified as BENEFRI students.

    - Students from other Swiss universities are invited to follow the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/hote-complementaire.html in order to be enrolled as guest students.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Place
    17.09.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    26.09.2019 08:15 - 18:00
    27.09.2019 08:15 - 18:00
    01.10.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    08.10.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    15.10.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    22.10.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    29.10.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    05.11.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    12.11.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    19.11.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    26.11.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
    03.12.2019 14:15 - 16:00 PER 14 , Room 0.006
  • Assessments methods

    Examen oral

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams orale, 20 minutes*
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Ens. compl. en Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2018_1/V_01
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA] (from AS2018 on)

    MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2018_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2018 on) > MSc in Geography, physical science module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2018_1/V_01
    MSc in Geographie, Natur, Gesellschaft und Politik, Vorlesungen und Seminare zur Wahl (from AS2018 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option NSP (from AS2018 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2018_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2018 on) > MSc in Geography, physical science module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2018_1/V_01
    MSc in Geographie, Natur, Gesellschaft und Politik, Vorlesungen und Seminare zur Wahl (from AS2018 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option NSP (from AS2018 on)