Master’s Programme in Geology and Geophysics is responsible for the course.
Optional course, Lithospheric properties course package.
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
Introduction to solid earth Geophysics
Physical Properties of Rocks, general physics and magnetism
Student will learn the physics of heat and mass transfer in the Earth, knows how temperatures and rock thermal properties are measured and corrected for different applications, how to study and calculate the thermal state of the oceanic and continental lithosphere, understands the global distribuition of heat flow values, how convection drives heat out from the core and mantle, how various tectonic processes - intrusions, sedimentation, erosion, extension, crustal shortening, etc. - affect the lithosphere temperatures, how paleoclimate affcets subsurface temperatures, and knows how geothermics has developed as a discipline.
The recommended time for completion is in the first or second spring of Master's studies.
The course is offered every year in periods III-IV.
Earth as a thermally driven planet, physics of conductive and convective heat transfer, measurment of temperature, thermal properties and determination of heat flow density, corrections on measured data, radiogenic heat production, convection in the mantle and core, paleoclimate and subsurface temperatures, tectonic processes and thermal problems, use of mantle xenoliths in lithospheric geothermics, history of geothermics.
Lecture notes (required); Beardsmore and Cull (2001), Crustal heat flow; Jaupart and Mareschal (2011), Heat generation and transport in the Earth
Exercise work support with weekly workshops with instructor present
Scale 1-5, exercises give bonus
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.
Exam, obligatory exercises