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651-4043-00L  Sedimentology II: Biological and Chemical Processes in Lacustrine and Marine Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersV. Picotti, A. Gilli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisite: Successful completion of the MSc-course "Sedimentology I" (651-4041-00L).



Catalogue data

AbstractThe 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.
Objective-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
Content-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
Lecture notesno script. scientific articles will be distributed during the course
LiteratureWe will read and critically discuss scientific articles relevant for "biological and chemical processes in marine and lacustrine systems"
Prerequisites / NoticeThe grading of students is based on in-class exercises and end-semester examination.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersV. Picotti, A. Gilli
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4043-00 GSedimentology II: Biological and Chemical Processes in Lacustrine and Marine Systems28s hrs
Tue/213-15NO D 11 »
Wed/210-12NO D 11 »
V. Picotti, A. Gilli

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterClimate History and PaleoclimatologyWInformation
Earth Sciences MasterSedimentology: Compulsory CoursesW+Information
Earth Sciences MasterPalaeoclimatology: Courses of ChoiceWInformation
Earth Sciences MasterBiogeochemistry: Courses of ChoiceWInformation