Semester of Instruction
Autumn. The course runs only if enough students enrol
Objectives and Content
Through a combination of basic theory, laboratory work and subsequent data analysis, different applications of magnetic measurements on rocks and sediments are presented. The course consists of eight separate exercises designed to give an introduction to different methods and instruments. Central themes include measuring magnetic remanence vectors, demagnetisation and directional analysis, susceptibility and magnetic fabric, as well as identification of magnetic minerals and their domain state.
After completing the course GEOV211 the student should be able to:
- Discuss and interpret measurement results using text and figures
- Use standard instruments for paleomagnetic analysis
- Identify the most common magnetic minerals in rocks and sediments on the basis of different laboratory analyses
- Explain the connection between different magnetic parameters, grain size, environment and magnetic mineral content
- measure magnetic fabric and interpret the results in terms of sedimentary, magmatic or tectonic processes
- analyse magnetic remanence directions and interpret them in a tectonic or stratigraphic context.
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic principles of physics of the earth.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory laboratory course
Forms of Assessment
Laboratory journal (40%), Written exam 4h 60%)
Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment and written examinat
- Withdrawal deadline
Exam part: Written examination
- 4 hours