GEO-8113 Field course in Exogene Geology - 5 stp
The course provides field experience in interpreting Quaternary and ancient depositional environments based on mapping and studies of sedimentary sections and geophysical profiles (seismics, GPR). The first part of the course is based at UiT¿s field station at Skibotn where sediment petrographic studies and a Quaternary mapping exercise are used to interpret the history of deglaciation, valley-filling and sea-level change. The second part takes place in eastern Finnmark where modern and postglacial, fluviodeltaic and regressive, coastal systems at Tana and Sandfjorden are used to demonstrate the relationship among depositional process, morphology and architecture. The field course concludes with a study of ancient analogues in the Precambian sedimentary rocks on the northern side of Varangerfjorden.
10 days field study (in late June). Before the field course, each student will be expected to submit (by 1. May) a short report on a selected topic. Field work will be carried out in collaboration with students on course GEO-3113, but will result in an individual final report.
GEO-3113 Field Course in Exogene Geology, 5 credits.
Objective of the course
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their submitted, preparatory and final reports. Grades: Pass/fail.
Lectures Spring 2012
Date for the course in 2012: Thursday 14th June - Saturday 23rd June.This is a field course with excursion the last half of June, after the last exam.Contact Geoff Corner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.Examination: Approved report.
F.aman. Geoffrey Douglas Corner