This course deals with permafrost and periglacial processes, and their variation in space and time. It focuses on how permafrost affects ecosystems, hydrology and the global carbon cycle. The course assesses how permafrost is represented in modeling, with a special emphasis on permafrost hydrology. The most recent research is reviewed.

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Spring term, period A. Study tempo 100%


Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in biology-earth sciences, geography or Earth sciences. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Application period for spring term: 15 September until 15 October.

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This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.