Jean-Pierre Burg: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Name||Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Burg|
ETH Zürich, NO E 67
|651-1091-02L||Geological Colloquium||0 credits||2K||J.‑P. Burg, P. Nievergelt|
|Abstract||Invited speakers from the entire range of Earth Sciences.|
|Objective||Selected themes in sedimentology, tectonics, paläontology, geophysics, mineralogy, paleoclimate and engineering geology on a regional and global scale.|
|Content||According to variable program.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The presentations are held in German. Membership of the Geological Society in Zurich is not required.|
|651-1180-00L||Research Seminar Structural Geology and Tectonics||0 credits||1S||N. Mancktelow, J.‑P. Burg, M. Frehner|
|Abstract||A seminar series with both invited speakers from both inside and outside the ETH.|
|Objective||The seminar series provides an opportunity to convey the latest research results to students and staff.|
|Content||Informal seminars with both internal and external speakers on current topics in Structural Geology, Tectonics and Rock Physics. The current program is available at: http://www.geology.ethz.ch/sgt/seminar/sgt_seminar.htm|
|651-3070-AAL||Fundamentals of Geology|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|6 credits||13R||S. Bernasconi, J.‑P. Burg, C. A. Heinrich, S. Löw|
|651-3521-00L||Tectonics||3 credits||2V||J.‑P. Burg, E. Kissling|
|Abstract||Comprehensive understanding of evolution, mechanics, and rheology of divergent, convergent and wrenching tectonic systems from the lithospheric scale to local shallow crustal and outcrop-scales. Evaluation of plate tectonic and other orogenic processes through the study of reference examples of taken in Alps-Himalaya orogenic system.|
|Objective||Comprehensive understanding of evolution, mechanics, and rheology of divergent, convergent and wrenching tectonic systems from the lithospheric scale to local shallow crustal and outcrop-scales. |
Assessment of mechanisms responsible for plate movements (the Earth as a heat transfer machine, dynamics of earth mantle, plate driving forces) and subsequent large-scale structures (oceanic basins and cycle of the oceanic lithosphere, convergence and mountain systems and continental growth, etc) through theoretical and experimental information.
Evaluation of plate tectonic and other orogenic processes through the study of reference examples of taken in Alps-Himalaya orogenic system.
|Content||Plate tectonic frame work: earth cooling and mantle-plate interaction, three kinds of plate boundaries and their roles and characteristics, cycle of oceanic lithosphere, longlifety and growth of continents, supercontinents.|
Rheology of layered lithosphere and upper mantle.
Passive and active continental margin evolution
|Lecture notes||Detailed scriptum in digital form and additional learning moduls (www.lead.ethz.ch) available on the intranet.|
|Literature||Condie, K. C. 1997. Plate tectonics and crustal evolution. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.|
Cox, A. & Hart, R. B. 1986. Plate tectonics. How it works. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
Dewey, J. F. 1977. Suture zone complexities: A review. Tectonophysics 40, 53-67.
Dewey, J. F., Pitman III, W. C., Ryan, W. B. F. & Bonin, J. 1973. Plate tectonics and the evolution of the Alpine system. Geological Society of America Bulletin 84, 3137-3180.
Kearey, P. & Vine, F. J. 1990. Global tectonics. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
Park, R. G. 1993. Geological structures and moving plates. Chapman & Hall, Glasgow.
Turcotte, D. L. & Schubert, G. 2002. Geodynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Windley, B. F. 1995. The evolving continents. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.
|651-3527-00L||Earth Science Mapping Exercises II||2 credits||2P||J.‑P. Burg|
|Abstract||Reading and interpretation of geological and climatological maps.|
|Objective||Reading and interpretation of geological and climatological maps.|
|Content||Advanced analysis of geological maps and construction of geological sections. Special points: normal faults of the Rheintal graben, Bull Lake West (USA), Val de Ruz, Helvetic nappes of the Säntis area. Reconstruction of the geological history of the map areas. References to the Geology of Switzerland.|
Introduction to generation of climatological maps. Analsis of synoptic scale patterns of air pressure and temperature advection on the suface and one upper air level. (Hydrostatic) Conclusions about vertical stratification of the atmosphere. Elementary prognostic interpretation. Inclusion of special actually weather phenomenon.
|Lecture notes||Exercises and instructions are handed out.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Requirement: Earth science mapping exercises I|
|651-4132-00L||Field Course IV: Non Alpine Field Course |
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 24.
|3 credits||6P||J.‑P. Burg|
|Abstract||Field Course to Oman. The students will produce a geological map write and a complementing field report.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Successful participation in Field Courses I-III.|