This module develops knowledge and understanding of past climates experienced on Earth, primarily by learning about how to interpret climate archives.
There will also be coverage of modern climatology and a distinct focus on periods in the past which may serve as analogues for a warmer future.
The examples are drawn across the Cenozoic (65 Ma to present), but there is also a distinct focus on Pleistocene and Holocene climates and the coursework is focused around such Quaternary examples.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Be able to engage with literature at the research frontier and developing both technical knowledge and critical appreciation of data quality and appropriate hypothesis building and testing.