NGEB10005U  High-temperature Geochemistry (HTGeoKem)

Volume 2013/2014
Education
BSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
BSc Programme in Science and IT
Content
Application of principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms regulating the workings – past and present – of the major geological geochemical systems such as the Earth's mantle, its crust, its oceans and its atmosphere.
Learning Outcome

Knowlegde:

  • trace element and isotope geochemistry
  • formation of the Earth and the Solar System
  • basic thermodynamics and kinetics of some modern tracer systems
  • radioactive tracers in geochronology


Skills:

  • Application of basic thermodynamics and kinetics of some modern tracer systems to important processes governing the mechanisms in the “deep” Earth and at the surface of the Earth
  • Using trace elements and their isotopes as potential tracers, and radioactive tracers for geochronological purposes
  • Application of modern methods commonly used in geochemical research of the Earth systems (core formation, to mantle differentiation, to crust formation and to changes in the atmosphere and hydrosphere with impact on paleoclimatic changes)


Competencies:

  • apply trace element and isotope geochemistry to processes dealing with the formation of the Earth and the Solar System, to core formation and mantle differentiation, to crust formation and to changes in the atmosphere and hydrosphere
  • account for the basic thermodynamics and kinetics of some modern chemical tracer systems
  • use elements and their isotopes as potential tracers, and radioactive tracers for geochronological purposes
  • account for the up-to-date, modern methods commonly applied in geochemical research of the Earth systems
The course is built as a composite of lectures and practicals. Practicals usually adhere strongly to the topics covered in the lectures, and it is stressed here that participation in both are essential.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
The final grading is based on three written 2-hours tests each weighing 1/3.
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal censors.
Re-exam
A written 2-hour exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 14
  • Theory exercises
  • 14
  • Preparation
  • 178
  • Total
  • 206