NIGK15025U Solid Earth Geophysics (part 2)
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
The course focuses on the analyses of geophysical data sets aimed at providing information about the Earth’s structure and the processes that determine its evolution. Teaching starts with briefly refreshing some of the fundamental theories, and continues with a research project where student apply these theories to make an integrated geophysical interpretation of the tectonic structure in regions of significant geological interest.
- Structure and evolution of Earth’s tectonosphere in light of the plate tectonic theory.
- Relations between structure of the Earth and the physical processes responsible for it.
- Details and uncertainties of geophysical data sets.
- Understand the use of geophysical data sets and methods for studying the Earth’s structure.
- Have an overview of the suitability of geophysical methods.
- Be able to select the appropriate parameters for solving specific tasks.
- Understand the importance and impact of data uncertainty in geophysical interpretations.
- Be able to interpret regional and local geological processes through interpretation of geophysical data.
- Communicate results through written and oral reports.
- Understand the different ways in which balance of vertical loads is achieved within the tectonophere.
- Be able to link the first-order present-day structure of the tectonophere to past plate tectonics evolution.
Please see the Absalon course page.
- Theory exercises
Continuous feedback is provided to students during the course. This is based primarely on the research project progression, and is done in the form of a collective feedback to the group of students during class time, as well as individual feedback during meetings for questions.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the courseOral examination, 20 minutterA written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
- Without aids
The oral examination is without aids.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see description of learning outcome.