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


Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Glaciology (University of Copenhagen). Educated at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute and works with ice core analysis and ice flow models. Participated in ice core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica since she was a grad student. With DIS since 2013.

Environmental Science of the Artic, Susanne Lilja Buchardt