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651-3321-00L  Interpretation of Geological Maps I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Frehner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Earth Sciences BSc (Programme Regulations 2010) and UZH Earth Sciences BSc, i.e. students in the third semester or higher.

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to reading and construction of simple geologic maps.
Construction of geological cross-sections.
Introduction to Lambert projection and Schmidt net (i.e., stereoplots).

This course is mainly a hands-on-training, where students solve exercises under supervision.
ObjectiveTo improve the ability to understand geological structures in three dimensions and visualize them.

Learn how to read and interpret geological maps, as well as drawing geological cross-sections.

Learn the handling of the Schmidt net, so that students can later plot their own field data.
Contentstrike lines, symbols
true and apparent thickness of geological units
true and apparent dip
introduction to the Lambert projection
magmatic structures
Lecture notesExercises and instructions are handed out and are available online in Moodle.
LiteratureSemester literature can be found in the ERDW-library.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is not a prerequisite, but nevertheless extremely helpful for the Terrainkurs II.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Frehner
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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651-3321-00 PErdwissenschaftliches Kartenpraktikum I2 hrs
Mon13-15CHN G 42 »
19.12.13-15ML H 37.1 »
M. Frehner


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