GEOG 412W : Glacial Processes and Environments
GEOG 612: Glacial Geomorphology
This course focuses on the landform and sediment record of the last Cordilleran and Laurentide ice sheets. Following an overview of glacier-climate interactions and glacier physics, we explore glacial environments recorded in glacial landforms and sediments, and focus on current hypotheses concerning the genesis of glacial landsystems. Applications of this knowledge to environmental issues are discussed. Field trips (typically 3.5 days) focus on interpreting past glacial environments and processes from the glacial landform and sediment record. Assignments for undergraduate (GEOG 412W) and graduate students (GEOG 612) differ.
This course is a required or elective course in several syllabi for Professional Geoscience (P. Geo.) accreditation by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEG BC) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).