Glaciers and Human Impact: Icelandic Climate Change Case StudySemester Course

Program
Environmental Science of the Arctic
Week-Long Study Tour
Iceland
Core Course Week Study Tour
Eastern Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science, Geology
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

This course focuses on the natural science and societal aspects of climate change with emphasis on historic times. The course takes a journey from ancient times through to the present describing periods when the climate was strikingly different than it is today and revealing the mechanisms and feedbacks that govern the climate system. With Iceland as your case study, you gain a thorough understanding of general climate mechanisms, with a focus on the past 1,000 years and how civilizations have interacted with climate processes.

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Faculty

Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Copenhagen 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