Modelling of glaciers and permafrost

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code UE-SGG.00448
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Practical work
    Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday , Cours bloc
    Struct. of the schedule 4 jours à 7 h
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description The course focuses on different modelling approaches used in environmental sciences with examples given from real applications to cryosphere problems. Theoretical concepts as well as practical exercises at the computer will be considered in this course.
    Training objectives The development of numerical models is a logical extension of earlier descriptive tools used to analyse the environment such as drawings, classifications and maps. Models should always be seen as a complement to other techiques used in geosciences, and they also provide an important means of testing and evaluating hypotheses. It may be true that the pecularities of mathematical notation and technical methods in modelling form a vocabulary which is difficult to penetrate for some, but we believe that the fundamental basis of modelling is one which, like fieldwork and laboratory experimentation, can be applied by any scientist. In this course we introduce the theoretical concepts of some models, and the students get the chance to work with these models at the computers.
    Comments

    Limité à 12 étudiants.

    - - - - 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.

    Below is some information concerning the registration to exams. Please be aware that registration to exams is mandatory and does not automatically happen if you are registered to a class:

    https://www3.unifr.ch/scimed/en/studies/register.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.03.2021 08:15 - 18:00 Cours
    23.03.2021 08:15 - 18:00 Cours
    24.03.2021 08:15 - 18:00 Cours
    25.03.2021 08:15 - 18:00 Cours
  • Assessments methods

    Projet

    Assessments methods By rating
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Additional TDHSE programme in Geography
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Additional TDHSE Programme Requirements for Geographie 60 or +30 > Programmes 60 or +30 > Additional Programme Requirements to Geography +30 > Additional TDHSE programme for Geography +30 (from AS2018 on)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science) [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option physical geography (from AS2020 on)

    Geography [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, physical science module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geographie, Natur, Gesellschaft und Politik, Vorlesungen und Seminare zur Wahl (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option NSP (from AS2018 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, physical science module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geographie, Natur, Gesellschaft und Politik, Vorlesungen und Seminare zur Wahl (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, supporting courses for the option NSP (from AS2018 on)