Character and definition of the Quaternary period, dating methods, a review of proxy data sources, geomorphology and climate change, Quaternary environments of the Southern Hemisphere; laboratories as required.
|Paper title||Climate Change: The Past|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- GEOG 101 or EAOS 111 and 36 further GEOG or GEOL points
- GEOG 283
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- The content of the paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory course in Physical Geography, Earth Science, Ecology or Geology.
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- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Professor Sean Fitzsimons
- Teaching Arrangements
Laboratory Programme 40%
Take-home tests 20%
Final examination (2 hours) 40%
- Bradley, R.S. (2015) Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing climates of the Quaternary Elsevier.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Teamwork, communication skills.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students completing this paper will gain:
- The ability to 'read' landscapes: to understand how they have formed and how they change over time
- Understanding of the relationships between tectonic and surface processes
- Understanding of earth surface processes associated with hillslopes, rivers, coasts and glaciers
- Knowledge of the strength and behaviour of rock, soil and water
- Knowledge and understanding of the erosion, transportation and deposition processes
- Knowledge of a range of techniques used in the investigation of earth surface processes and landforms