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GEO-3113 Field course in exogene geology - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is not available as a single course, and is not available for exchange students. The number of participants is limited.

Course overlap

GEO-8113 Field course in Exogene Geology 5 stp

Course contents

The course provides field experience in interpreting Quaternary and ancient depositional environments based on mapping and studies of sedimentary sections. The first part of the course is based at the University of Tromsø'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 are used to demonstrate the relationship among depositional process, morphology, and architecture. The field course concludes with a study of ancient analogues in the Precambrian sedimentary rocks on the northern side of Varangerfjorden. The course aims to give field-based experience in sedimentological, Quaternary geological, and stratigraphic interpretation, and to provide an understanding of how depositional processes and other factors determine sedimentary facies and basin-fill architecture.

Objective of the course


The student has


The student can

General competences

The student can

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

10 days of field course/excursion. Students will work in groups.

Date for examination

Off campus exam hand out date 14.06.2023 hand in date 28.06.2023

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.