Objectives and Content
The theoretical part of the course gives an in-depth discussion of the morphology, genesis and hydrology of karst. This includes corrosion chemistry, reaction kinetics, relevant structural geology, hydrogeology, tracer techniques, denudation measurements and process studies in karst. Cave genesis, stratigraphy and chronology is a central topic in the course, as well as paleokarst and its relevance for ore- and petroleum geology. We will also discuss the practical application of karst geology within management, hydrology and engeneering.The Laboratory course gives a practical intoduction to metods of hydrochemistry, corrosion kinetics and tracer methods in karst.The field course involves practical training in cave surveying, morphological and structural interpretation of karst forms, as well as tracer techniques and carbonate hydrochemistry. The field course is held in September in Mo i Rana.
Ved fullført emne GEOV221 skal studenten kunne:
- forklare prinsippene og det teoretiske grunnlaget for dannelse av overflatekarst og grotter.
- gjenkjenne de vanligste kartsformer i felt
- forklare prinsippene for og kunne utføre grottekartlegging, tracerteknikk og analyse av karstvann.
- kjenne til grotters og karstlandkapenes sårbarhet, viktighet som biotoper, klima- og arkelogiske arkiv og forvaltningsproblematikk
Required Previous Knowledge
Principles of geology and chemistry.
Forms of Assessment
4 hours written exam
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: Written examination
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline