Field Study in Geoscience
7.5 credits cr.
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The course begins with preparatory reading and exercises which are done at home and at your own pace during the summer. The course ends with a 7-day field study.
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During the field study, we will learn how to use our geoscientific skills to unravel the climate of the past. We will be studying spectacular Neoproterozoic rocks and fossils on the shores of Lake Vättern and on Visingsö which are unique in Sweden. We will also explore how tectonic movements and glacial processes have shaped the spectacular landscape of this, one of the most picturesque parts of Sweden. Based on data collected during the field study, we will build a geological history of Lake Vättern from the Neoproterozoic to modern times. 2021: The excursion date has been changed to 22–29 August.
Course period spring 2021: The course is held in the summer term. It ends with a 7-day field study from August 22 to 29 (incorrect study period in the right column).
Spring term 21 | The location for the Field Study in Geoscience has been changed from Islay (Scotland) to Vättern (Sweden). This is because of the ongoing pandemic and associated travel restrictions. The excursion dates have also changed. This is for weather-related reasons. The excursion will start in Stockholm on August 22 (morning) and end in Stockholm on August 29 (afternoon). Accommodation will be provided for the entire excursion. If students from outside Sweden are unable to get to Sweden because of travel restrictions, or if we are required to do so because of other restrictions, we will broadcast the entire excursion via Zoom. Please note that students who also intend to read Tellus III – Physical Geography should the first excursion for this course which will be held from August 14 to August 19.
Professor of Geochemistry and petrology
+46 (0)8 16 47 50 | Room: R425