Objectives and Content
This course provides an introduction to the principles of radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry, and to the application of isotopes in geological studies. The radiogenic isotopes (e.g., Rb/Sr, Sm/Nd and U-Th-Pb) and their geological applications will be reviewed in the first part of the course. The second part of the course deals with the stable isotopes (such as H, O, C, N). The factors that control the distribution and fractionation of stable isotopes in natural systems and their application in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology will also be reviewed.
On completion of the course GEOV342 a student should:
- understand the geological problems that can be solved by isotope methods.
- have the adequate background for the application of isotopes in geological studies.
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic principles of sedimentologi, palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Student Adviser, Department of Earth Science, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of assessment: Essay
- Withdrawal deadline