Reflections on the MSc fieldclass of 2015: environmental changes in Cumbria

9th to the 16th October 2015

Each the MSc programmes in Climate and Environmental Change and Environmental Sciences begin with a 7 day fieldclass to the English Lake District. The programme involves a research training in techniques of Environmental Reconstruction and Characterisation focused on coastal (saltmarsh), lacustrine and wetland environments. The following slide-shows showcase the field activities

Day 1 the late glacial climate and environmental changes at Hawes Water (Lancashire)

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Day 2 climate histories from lowland raised mires (Leven Estuary)

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Day 3-4 sediment dynamics and environmental changes at Brotherswater

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Day 5 saltmarsh evolution and radionuclides in the Irish Sea (Walney Island)

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Days 6 and 7 involve small group work on individual projects presented on the last evening, before home and some deserved rest……

MSc class of 2015

MSc class of 2015

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One thought on “Reflections on the MSc fieldclass of 2015: environmental changes in Cumbria

  1. Reminds me of some fab, but mad, fieldwork with the great Prof Frank Oldfield. I particularly recall Operation Drainpipe when we went up as far as Galloway in one day to collect peat cores that covered just about every depositional context! We arrived back in Liverpool at 1am and most of us didn’t ever want to see another peat bog! Despite that, I went on to do my PhD with him. Enjoy your course and good luck to you all.

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