Adrian Gilli: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameHerr Dr. Adrian Gilli
Adresse
Dep. Erdwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, NO D 65
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 36 94
E-Mailadrian.gilli@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttps://www.erdw.ethz.ch/personen/profil.html?persid=59013
DepartementErdwissenschaften
BeziehungDozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
651-4043-00LSedimentology II: Biological and Chemical Processes in Lacustrine and Marine Systems
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the MSc-course "Sedimentology I" (651-4041-00L).
3 KP2GV. Picotti, A. Gilli
KurzbeschreibungThe course will focus on biological amd chemical aspects of sedimentation in marine environments. Marine sedimentation will be traced from coast to deep-sea. The use of stable isotopes palaeoceanography will be discussed. Neritic, hemipelagic and pelagic sediments will be used as proxies for environmental change during times of major perturbations of climate and oceanography.
Lernziel-You will understand chemistry and biology of the marine carbonate system
-You will be able to relate carbonate mineralogy with facies and environmental conditions
-You will be familiar with cool-water and warm-water carbonates
-You will see carbonate and organic-carbon rich sediments as part of the global carbon cycle
-You will be able to recognize links between climate and marine carbonate systems (e.g. acidification of oceans and reef growth)
-You will be able to use geological archives as source of information on global change
-You will have an overview of marine sedimentation through time
Inhalt-carbonates,: chemistry, mineralogy, biology
-carbonate sedimentation from the shelf to the deep sea
-carbonate facies
-cool-water and warm-water carbonates
-organic-carbon and black shales
-C-cycle, carbonates, Corg : CO2 sources and sink
-Carbonates: their geochemical proxies for environmental change: stable isotopes, Mg/Ca, Sr
-marine sediments thorugh geological time
-carbonates and evaporites
-lacustrine carbonates
-economic aspects of limestone
Skriptno script. scientific articles will be distributed during the course
LiteraturWe will read and critically discuss scientific articles relevant for "biological and chemical processes in marine and lacustrine systems"
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe grading of students is based on in-class exercises and end-semester examination.
651-4057-00LClimate History and Palaeoclimatology3 KP2GS. Bernasconi, B. Ausin Gonzalez, A. Fernandez Bremer, A. Gilli
KurzbeschreibungThe course "Climate history and paleoclimatology gives an overview on climate through geological time and it provides insight into methods and tools used in paleoclimate research.
LernzielThe student will have an understanding of evolution of climate and its major forcing factors -orbital, atmosphere chemistry, tectonics- through geological time. He or she will understand interaction between life and climate and he or she will be familiar with the use of most common geochemical climate "proxies", he or she will be able to evaluate quality of marine and terrestrial sedimentary paleoclimate archives. The student will be able to estimate rates of changes in climate history and to recognize feedbacks between the biosphere and climate.
InhaltClimate system and earth history - climate forcing factors and feedback mechanisms of the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere.

Geological time, stratigraphy, geological archives, climate archives, paleoclimate proxies

Climate through geological time: "lessons from the past"

Cretaceous greenhouse climate

The Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)

Cenozoic Cooling

Onset and Intensification of Southern Hemisphere Glaciation

Onset and Intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation

Pliocene warmth

Glacial and Interglacials

Millennial-scale climate variability during glaciations

The last deglaciation(s)

The Younger Dryas

Holocene climate - climate and societies
651-4117-00LSediment Analysis3 KP2GM. G. Fellin, A. Gilli, V. Picotti
KurzbeschreibungZweck, Brauchbarkeit und theoretischer Hintergrund von Methoden der Sedimentuntersuchung.
LernzielDer Kurs bietet eine Reihe von grundlegenden Methoden der Sedimentuntersuchung an. Es ist auch möglich, diese Methoden an eigenem Material für die Master-Arbeit oder Dissertation anzuwenden.
InhaltFärben von Dünnschliffen auf Feldspat und Karbonat, Lackabzüge von Karbonatgesteinen, Modalanalyse von Sandsteinen (gleiches Prinzip anwendbar für Mikrofazies von Karbonatgesteinen), Calcimetrie und organischer Kohlenstoff von pelitischen Gesteinen, Schwermineral-Analyse, "kalte" Kathodenlumineszenz von Karbonatgesteinen, einfache Separation von Tonmineralen, Exoskopie von Quarzkörnern.
SkriptEin Skript mit dem wissenschaftlichen Hintergrund der verschiedenen Methoden und den Anleitungen für das Labor wird zu Verfügung gestellt.
LiteraturBOUMA. A.H. (1969): Methods for the study of sedimentary structures. Wiley-Interscience, 458 p.
CARVER, R.E. (Ed.) (1971): Procedures in sedimentary petrology. Wiley-Interscience, 653 p.
TUCKER, M. (Ed.) (1988): Techniques in sedimentology. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 394 p.
MANGE, M. A. & MAURER, H. F. (1992): Heavy minerals in colour, Chapman & Hall, 147 p.

and various journal papers
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesWünschenswert, aber nicht Bedingung ist, dass Studierende ihr eigenes Material (Master-Arbeit, PhD-Projekt) für einzelne Methoden der Sedimentuntersuchung mitbringen.