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Paleoceanography and marine geology

  • 7.5 credits

The course addresses the development and morphology of the ocean basins.

The archives: marine sediments, correlation and time scales; the basics of the modern climate system including ocean and atmosphere circulation, the hydrosphere, cryosphere and biogeogeochemical cycles; physical, chemical and biological proxy tools; and trends and events in the evolution of the ocean- and atmosphere systems over the past 150 million years.

  • Course structure


    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    W.F. Ruddiman, 2014
    Earth's Climate: Past and Future
    W.H. Freeman, 3rd ed
    ISBN: 9781429255257

  • Contact

    Helen CoxallSenior lecturer, Marine micropaleontology
    Helen Coxall
    +46 (0)8 674 78 58 | Room: R233