Arctic GlaciologySemester Course

Arctic Glaciology, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this course, we study the behavior of glaciers. Learn about glacier mass balance, the transformation from snow to ice, ice flow, ice core science, and basal processes. These are tools needed to investigate the role of glaciers in the climate system. This course focuses on the Arctic glaciers. Climate changes projected for the future indicate a larger temperature increase over the Arctic than at lower latitudes. This increases the vulnerability of glaciers located in this particular region.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies


Inger Kathrine Seierstad

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Geology-Geophysics, University of Copenhagen). Educated within glaciology at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute. Research on ice cores, past climate change, volcanic deposits in ice, stable isotopes, and stratigraphic dating of ice cores. Participated in ice-core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica multiple times. With DIS since 2018.