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Cursus: GEO4-1403
GEO4-1403
Petrological and Geochemical Evolution of the Earth
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-1403
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Earth Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. P.R.D. Mason
E-mailp.r.d.mason@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
Externe docent
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. ir. I.L. ten Kate
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Docent
dr. P.R.D. Mason
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. P.R.D. Mason
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Blok
1  (04-09-2017 t/m 10-11-2017)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-05-2017 08:00 t/m 25-06-2017 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-08-2017 08:00 t/m 22-08-2017 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
  • Gain knowledge about the geochemical and petrological evolution of the Earth throughout its entire history from the Hadean to recent times;
  • Learn how to interpret textural, mineralogical, chemical and isotopic data from igneous and sedimentary rocks collected from ancient environments;
  • Discuss scientific literature and learn how to critically assess and evaluate competing arguments.
Inhoud
  1. Introduction to geochemical and isotopic tracers in the Earth Sciences;
  2. Birth of the Earth. Earth accretion and the Moon separation event. Solar system volcanism. Short lived radiogenic isotope systems. Geochronology;
  3. Origin of terrestrial plate tectonics: the magmatic and geochemical perspective. Komatiites. TTGs. Subduction versus sagduction. Consequences of a high T mantle and thick thermal lithospheric lid;
  4. First evidence for life on Earth. The first igneous and sedimentary rock. The earliest atmosphere and oceans;
  5. Whiff's of Oxygen in the Archean. Great oxygenation event. Advanced stable isotope geochemistry;
  6. Catastrophic continental magmatic events. Eruption mechanisms, plume crust interactions and volatile emissions);
  7. Present day volcanic hazards. Acidic crater lakes and eruption styles.
The course will help to develop the following transferable skills:
  • Ability to work in a team- Presentations within a group;
  • Written communication skills- abstract and essay writing;
  • Problem-solving skills- exercises in practical classes;
  • Verbal communication skills- presentations;
  • Initiative- literature investigations;
  • Analytical/quantitative skills- exercises in practical classes;
  • Technical skills- petrography classes and rock and mineral identification skills.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
Voorkennis
Basic knowledge of petrology and mineralogy of crust and mantle; Being familiar with the basic principles and methods in petrology of magmatic and metamorphic rocks, isotope geochemistry, geochronology, and relevant thermodynamics (to be arbitrated by the instructors).
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Essential background: BSc-course: Mineralen en Magma's (GEO2-1205).
Useful background: Structuur en eigenschappen aards materiaal (GEO3-1304) en Chemisch geodynamica (GEO3-1306) or similar.
Bronnen van zelfstudie

Verplicht materiaal
Diverse
References to important/essential journal papers will be given during the course.
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Rollinson (2006) Early Earth Systems: A Geochemical Approach. Wiley-Blackwell
Boek
MacKenzie, Donaldson and Guilford (1999) Atlas of Igneous Rocks and their textures. 8th Impression. Longman Group Ltd.
Boek
Nesse (2004) Introduction to optical mineralogy. Oxford University Press.
Boek
MacKenzie (1994) A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section (Paperback). Manson Publishing Ltd.
Werkvormen
Computer practicals

Lectures

practicals

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Reparation:
Re-exam only if the grade for the written-exam is not lower than 4,0 and the grade for the combined assignments is not lower than 6,0.
New assignment only if the grade for the combined assignments is not lower than 5,0 and the grade for the written-exam is not lower than 5,0.

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