GEO-3113 Field course in exogene geology - 5 ECTS
The student has
- knowledge about how to do fieldwork and acquire data by studying sediments or consolidated sediments.
- an understanding of how the distribution of wave energy may effect clast size and shap, and beach morphology.
- an understanding of the distribution of deglacial and postglacial sediments in a fjord-valley system.
- an understanding of how various sand-silt sediment facies and architectural elements may be related to and explained by a fjord-valley infill model.
- an overview of the Precambrian geology of the world-famous Bigganjar¿ga locality (Varanger), and knowledge about the arguments both for the favored tillite interpretation and alternative views.
- knowledge of the various Precambrian depositional environments represented along the Varanger coast, and how to study and interpret them in the field.
The student can
- identify and map various glacial and postglacial sediments in the field.
- make a plan for mapping of glacial/postglacial deposits, and reconstruct the deglaciation and sedimentation history.
- apply the understanding of sedimentary processes and depositional products to interpret and discuss alternative depositional models.
- analyze sedimentary facies and architecture, and distinguish between sediments deposited in a wide range of depositional environments.
The student can
- collect and apply various data to better understand sedimentary geological systems.
- analyze sedimentological data and discuss alternative models in a team.
- develop models and interpretations based on own observations and data in combination with conceptual models from the literature.
- solve problems analytically and efficiently in written English, and present research results orally in plenum.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 5
- Course code: GEO-3113
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for geovitenskap
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