Field Course IV: Non Alpine Field Course
Spring Semester 2016
to be announced
two-yearly recurring course
Does not take place this semester.
Language of instruction
Geological Mapping in the Jebel Akhdar window in Oman; unconformity between the Permian cover and the Proterozoic basement; excursion in the Sumail ophiolite.
Understanding of the pre-Alpine history of the Arabian Plate (southern margin of Tethys).
Geological mapping in groups of 2 in Proterozoic and Palaeozoic sediments; distinguishing mappable formations and their description; sedimentological and structural analysis; visiting an ophiolite sequence; presentation and discussion of literature material related to the working area; reconstruction of the history of the area. Final group reports to be handed within the week 10-17 February in ZH.
Will be handed out.
Will be distributed
Prerequisites / Notice
Successful participation in Field Courses I-III and success to all courses of the Bachelor.