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651-4117-00L  Sediment Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. G. Fellin, A. Gilli, V. Picotti
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractAims, usefulness and theoretical background of methods for sediment analysis.
ObjectiveThe course offers a series of basic methods useful for the analysis of sediments. It is also offered to apply these methods on material collected for the the students Master or PhD projects.
ContentStaining of thin sections for feldspar and carbonate, peels of carbonate rocks, modal analysis of siliciclastic rocks, calcimetry and organic carbon measurement, heavy mineral analysis, cold cathodoluminescence microscopy of carbonate rocks, simple clay mineral separation, exoscopy of quartz grains.
Lecture notesFor the various analytical methods English texts are available from text books and scientific publications.
LiteratureBOUMA. 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
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is desirable but not excluding that the students bring their own material (Master or PhD project) for some of the analytical methods.

Performance assessment

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

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651-4117-00 GSediment Analysis28s hrs
Thu/213-17NW D 86.1 »
M. G. Fellin, A. Gilli, V. Picotti


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Earth Sciences MasterPart B: MethodsW+Information