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Paleoclimatology and the ocean system

  • 7.5 credits

This course is concerned with how past climate and ocean conditions are reconstructed from marine geological archives.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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It addresses ocean circulation and its role in climate, marine sediments and proxies for past ocean and climate signals, and the tools for extracting these signals. We study major Cenozoic to recent shifts in Earth's climate. In case of re-examination, a compulsory meeting may occur.

  • Course structure

    Assessment

    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.

    K. St John, R.M. Leckie, K. Pound, M. Jones, L. Krissek, 2012
    Reconstructing Earth's Climate History: inquiry-based exercises for lab and class
    Wiley-Blackwell
    ISBN 9780470658085 (hardback)
    ISBN 9781118232941 (paper)
    ISBN 9781119959892 (E-book) – required course book, available as SU library e-book

    W.F. Ruddiman, 2013
    Earth's Climate: Past and Future
    W.H. Freeman, 3rd ed.
    ISBN 9781429255257 – recommended

  • Contact

    Sarah GreenwoodResearch scientist, Wallenberg Academy Fellow
    Sarah Greenwood
    sarah.greenwood[at]geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 674 75 96 | Room: R219