Jean-Pierre Burg: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Burg
FieldGeologie
Address
Geologisches Institut
ETH Zürich, NO E 67
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailjean-pierre.burg@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.files.ethz.ch/structuralgeology/JPB/index.html
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipProfessor Emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-1091-02LGeological Colloquium0 credits2KJ.‑P. Burg, P. Nievergelt
AbstractInvited speakers from the entire range of Earth Sciences.
ObjectiveSelected themes in sedimentology, tectonics, paläontology, geophysics, mineralogy, paleoclimate and engineering geology on a regional and global scale.
ContentAccording to variable program.
Lecture notesNo
LiteratureNo
Prerequisites / NoticeThe presentations are held in German. Membership of the Geological Society in Zurich is not required.
651-1180-00LResearch Seminar Structural Geology and Tectonics Information 0 credits1SN. Mancktelow, J.‑P. Burg, M. Frehner
AbstractA seminar series with both invited speakers from both inside and outside the ETH.
ObjectiveThe seminar series provides an opportunity to convey the latest research results to students and staff.
ContentInformal 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-AALFundamentals 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 credits13RS. Bernasconi, J.‑P. Burg, C. A. Heinrich, S. Löw
Abstract
Objective
651-3521-00LTectonics3 credits2VJ.‑P. Burg, E. Kissling
AbstractComprehensive 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.
ObjectiveComprehensive 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.
ContentPlate 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.
Obduction systems
Collisions systems
Extensional systems
Basin evolution
Passive and active continental margin evolution
Lecture notesDetailed scriptum in digital form and additional learning moduls (www.lead.ethz.ch) available on the intranet.
LiteratureCondie, 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.
651-3527-00LEarth Science Mapping Exercises II2 credits2PJ.‑P. Burg
AbstractReading and interpretation of geological and climatological maps.
ObjectiveReading and interpretation of geological and climatological maps.
ContentAdvanced 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 notesExercises and instructions are handed out.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirement: Earth science mapping exercises I
651-4132-00LField Course IV: Non Alpine Field Course Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 24.
3 credits6PJ.‑P. Burg
AbstractField Course to Oman. The students will produce a geological map write and a complementing field report.
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful participation in Field Courses I-III.