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Undergraduate 2st year – 7.5 credits
Course code GG4209
Start Fall term period 2
Language: English
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The course provides knowledge on global geochemical cycles, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and Earth’s interior. It also gives an introduction to the evolution of Earth’s chemistry and provides an overview of geochemical processes, fluxes and feedbacks. Focus will be placed on the interaction between Earth’s different components to explain how global geochemical cycles interact and regulate the composition of the atmosphere and the oceans. The course also discusses the impact of humans on global cycles.


Course director

Rienk SmittenbergRienk Smittenberg
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm

Admission requirements

Admission to the course requires completion of 30 credits in Geology or Earth science, including the course Geology and geophysics 15 credits and Basics of Geochemistry 7,5 credits (GG2205), or Tellus I – Geology 15 credits, Tellus II – Geology 12.5 credits, Tellus III – Geology 2.5 credits and Geochemistry 7.5 credits (GG2012), or equivalent.

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Course schedule & syllabus

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GG4209 Course information and grading (51 Kb)

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Course literatur

Schlesinger, W. H., Bernhardt, E. S., 2013
Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd ed
Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN: 9780123858740

Form of examination

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