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1.5.2019 at 00:01 - 16.6.2019 at 23:59



Master’s Programme in Geology and Geophysics is responsible for the course.

Optional course for:

  • Sedimentology course package (study track in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology)
  • Sedimentary environments course package (study track in Palaeontology and Global Change)

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

B.Sc. or equivalent studies completed

The course will provide students with an overview on 1) methods for studying sea/lake bottom structure, sediment properties and geochronology; 2) aquatic sedimentary environments; 3) sedimentation processes and sediments in aquatic environment

The course is offered every other year in period III (2019, 2021).

METHODS: Acoustic-seismic surveys, geochronological methods (e.g. radiometric, isotopic, and biological methods, paleomagnetism, annually laminated sediments, relative dating method), coring techniques, stratigraphical methods, physical sediment proxies, and integrated sedimentological and ichnological analysis. 2) DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SEDIMENTS: Deep-sea, glaciated shelves (Baltic Sea), lacustrine 3) PROCESSES: erosion/transportation/deposition, early diagenetic and biogenic alteration, geological physical, anthropogenic, and climatic forcing on sedimentation

Håkansson and Jansson (1983), Principles of lake sedimentology; Walker (2005), Quaternary dating methods, and selected publications; K. Pye (Ed.) (1994), Sediment Transport and Depositional Processes; Potter, Paul E., Maynard, J. B., Depetris, Pedro J.: Mud and Mudstones, Springer 2005

Graded 1-5

Old degree: if you are enrolling to a book exam or with a code that is used for several courses, please remember to add name of the book/course and the responsible teacher.

Contact teaching and independent studying. Contact teaching includes lectures, essays (optional) and final exam