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Earth Sciences


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Find Earth Science books in the library

Books in the library are sorted by the Dewey Decimal Classification. Books in Earth Sciences have with numbers that start with 55x. Click the links below to search whole categories in Oria.


550 Earth Sciences and geology

     551 Geology, hydrology and meteorology

          551.1 Gross structure and properties of the earth

          551.2 Volcanoes, earthquakes, thermal waters and gases

          551.3 Surface and exogenous processes and their agents

          551.4 Geomorphology and hydrosphere

            551.46-47 Oceanography

          551.5 Meteorology

          551.6 Climatology and weather

          551.7 Historical geology 

          551.8 Structural geology                         

          551.9 Geochemistry

     552 Petrology

          552.1 Igneous rocks

          552.2 Volcanic rocks

          552.3 Plutonic rocks

          552.4 Metamorphic rocks

          552.5 Sedimentary rocks    

      553 Economic geology

          553.1 Formation and structure of deposits

          553.2 Carbonaceous materials

      554 Earth sciences of Europe

      555 Earth sciences of Asia

      556 Earth sciences of Africa

      557 Earth sciences of North America

      558 Earth sciences of South America

      559 Earth sciences of Australasia, Pacific Ocean islands, Atlantic Ocean islands, Arctic islands, Antarctica, extraterrestial worlds


Electronic textbooks

All books that you need four your courses are avaliable in the library. One copy is always available for reading in the library and a limited number of copies are available for loan. If something is missing or you think we should have more copies let us know.

Many of the books are also available online. Some can be downloaded as pdf while others can only be read online. Click on 'vis fulltekst' to get access to the books. Here you can find some general information about the use of ebooks. Please do not hesistate to contact us if you have trouble accessing any of the books.  

 Subjects from the Department of Earth Sciences

GEOV113 / Refleksjonsseismisk datainnsamling og prosessering

       An introduction to geophysical exploration, av Kearey et al, 2009 (ebrary - limited access)

GEOV211 / Paleomagnetiske metoder

        Paleomagnetism – Magnetic domains to geologic terra, av Butler, 1992 (gratis)

GEOV219  / Computational methods in Solid Earth physics

        MATLAB demystified: A self-teaching guide, av McMahon, 2011 (dowsonera - limited access)

GEOV223 / Kvartære havnivåendringer

        Quaternary Sea-Level Changes: A Global Perspective, av Murrey-Wallace, 2014 (cambridge - full download)

GEOV225 / Feltkurs i kvartærgeologi og paleoklima

        Geomorphology: the mechanics and chemistry of Landscapes, av Anderson, 2010 (EBSCOhost - limited access)

GEOV229 - Geomorfologi

       Geomorphology: the mechanics and chemistry of Landscapes, av Anderson, 2010 (EBSCOhost - limited access)

       Tectonic Geomorphology, av Burbank, 2010 (ebrary - limited access)

GEOV242 / Magmatisk og metamorf petrologi

       Petrology: Principles and Practice, av Sen, 2014 (springer - full download)

GEOV245 / Geomikrobiologi

       Introduction to geomicrobiology, av Konhauser (ebrary - limited access)

GEOV251 / Vidergående Strukturgeolgi

       Structural geology, av Fossen, 2010 (EBSCOhost - limited access)

GEOV254 / Geodynamikk og basengmodellering

        Geodynamics of the Lithosphere, av Stuwe, 2007 (springer - full download)

GEOV276 / Teoretisk seismologi

        Elastic wave propagations and generation in seismology, av Pujol, 2003 (EBSCOhost limited access)

GEOV323 / Terrestrial paleoclimatology

        Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, av Bradley, 2014 (MyiLibrary)

GEOV342 / Radiogen and stabilisotop geokjemi

        Stable Isotope Geochemistry, av Hoefs, 2009 (springer - full download)

GEOV359 / Instrumentering og dataprosessering i jordskjelvseismologi

       Routine Data Processing in Earthquake Seismology : With Sample Data, Exercises and Software, av Havskov, 2010 (springer  - full download)

GEOV361 / Sekvensstratigrafi

        Principles of sequence stratigraphy, Catuneanu, 2006 (ebrary - limited access)

GEOV366 / Anvendt reservoar modellering

        Reservoir Model Design : A Practitioners's Guide, av Ringrose et al., 2015 (springer full download)

Subjects from the Geophysical Institute

 GEOF105 / Atmosfære og havfysikk

        Atmospheric Science - An Introductory Survey, av Wallace & Hobbs, 2006  (elsevier - full download)

GEOF110 / Innføring i atmofærens og havets dynamikk

        Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate dynamics, av Marshall 2007 (ebrary limited access) 

GEOF210 / Dataanlayse i meteorologi og oseanografi

        Data Analysis Methods in physical Oceanography, av Thomson og Emery (elsevier - full download)

GEOF213 / Atmosfærens og havets dynamikk

         Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Physical  and Numerical Aspects, av Cushman-Roisin, 2011 (elsevier - full download)

GEOF220 / Fysisk Meteorologi

        Global Physical Climatology, av Hartmann, 1994 (elsevier - full download) (nyere utgave trykt)

GEOF230 / Fysisk-biologiske koplingar

        Biological Oceanography, av Miller, 2012 (ebscohost - limited access)

        Biological Oceanography: An introduction, av Lalli, 1997 (elsevier - full download)

        Ocean Circulation, open university  (ebrary)

GEOF232 /  Praktisk meteorologi og oseanografi  

         Ocean Weather Forecasting: An Integrated View of Oceanography, av Chassignet, 2006 (Springer full download)

         Micrometeorology, av Foken, 2008 (Springer full download)

GEOF236 / Kjemisk Oseanografi 

        Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics, av Sarmiento, 2013 (ebrary - limited access)

GEOF328 / Mesoskala dynamikk 

         Mesoscale Dynamics, av Lin 2007 (cambridge - full download)

GEOF331 / Tidevannsdynamikk

         Sea-Level Science: Understanding Tides, Surges, Tsunamis and Mean Sea-Level Changes, av Pugh, 2014 (cambridge - full access)

GEOF336 / Vidergåande kjemisk oseanografi

         Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics, av Sarmiento, 2013 (ebrary - limited access)

GEOF337 / Fysisk oseanografi i fjordar

         Rotating Hydraulics, av Pratt, 2007 (springer - full download)

GEOF338 / Polar Oseanografi

         Sea ice, av Thomas and Diekmann, 2009 (EBSCOhost -limited access)



The most important databases in Earth Sciences are listet below and here you can find a complete list over relevant databases. If you are off campus and click the following links, you will first be directed to a log on screen for the UiB proxy server, to get access even though you're outside the UiB network.


Geofacets is a database with a geographical search interface that gives access to over 1.5 million georeferenced maps, figures and tables from peer-reviewed Earth Science publications. You can directly download georeferenced files to use them in GIS, Petrel or view them in GoogleEarth.

You find a presentation from the Geofacets Seminar at the Department of Earth Science, 22.03.2017, at the bottom of this page.

Follow this link to the webinar: Inspire your geoscience research and education with Geofacets, a modern information solution for today’s geoscientists


Web of Science 

Multidisciplinary information from about 8,500 journals from Science Citation Expanded®. With cited reference searching, users can navigate forward and backward.


GeoRef contains references within earth science, and covers the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, geology, engineering, petrology, oceanography, paleontology, geophysics, seismology, hydrology and geopmorphology. The database covers abstracts of scientific papers, books, theses, reports and maps.

NGU - kart på nett

The database gives an overview of printed bedrock and quaternary maps of Norway. The interactive net based maps cover the following topics: bedrock, area planning (Arealis), gravel, minerals, groundwater, avalanches (skrednett), marine areal (Mareano), as well as geophysics, internationally and of the Norwegian shelf.

NGUs litteraturdatabase

The database contains references to publications, reports/maps from the mining archive and reports on Norwegian geology. The database consists of several sub-bases: NGU-reports, articles in NGU-publications, maps, master- and doctorate theses in earth sciences, articles from Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, other geological literature, geological maps and field data.



AccessScience is a web-based edition of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. This reference work covers the natural sciences, technology, mathematics and statistics, and contains overview articles over various topics, short biographies of well-known scientist, and a dictionary with explanations of scientific terms.

Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

Encyclopedia of Soil Science

Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics

Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Geobiology

Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments



You can find various atlases in the Science Library either under UBBRB 912 or in the ‘verdensrommet’.

Maps - Norway

Bedrock maps over Norway are located under UBBRB Box 554.81.

You can also find various geological maps online from the Geological Survey of Norway (Norges geologiske undersøkelse-NGU)

Topographic maps (1:50000) and nautical charts over the norwegian coast and sea are stored in a separate room. Just ask one of the librarians to get access to the maps. The maps are from 2005 -2012.

These maps are also available online from http://www.norgeskart.no. You can download the maps in different scales (N2000-N50) and formats (raster and vector) from http://data.kartverket.no/download. The service is free but you have to register. (Guide to open and free goespatial data from norway) You can also find information about boarders and districts on this webpage.

The Norwegian Polar Institute has maps over norwegian polar regions such as Svalbard or Jan Mayen.

Maps about the bathmetry and seabad of norwegian coastal regions can be alo found at mareano.no

Other countries

Many countries offer similar services as the Geological Survey of Norway.


Geological maps: http://www.sgu.se/

Topographic maps: http://kso2.lantmateriet.se/


Geological maps: http://en.gtk.fi/informationservices/map_services/


Geological maps http://www.geothermal.is/geological-maps


Geological maps: http://www.geus.dk/DK/data-maps/Sider/default.aspx

Topographic maps: http://download.kortforsyningen.dk/ (incl. Greenland 1:250000)



You can find a global overview about geological maps with many links and information at portal.onegeology.org.