COURSE SYLLABUS

Isotope Geochemistry 7.5 Credits

Isotopgeokemi
Second cycle, L7020K
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2015 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 11 Feb 2015

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Geosciences
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography

Entry requirements

90 credits in geoscience


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

Important learning objectives in this course are:

- be able to describe the most important radioactive and stable isotope systems used in studies of geo-materials
- be able to interpret isotope data from dating of rocks and from different biogeochemical processes at a basic level
- be able to describe the basic principles of mass spectrometry


Contents
Fractionation of radioactive and stable isotopes Mass spectrometry Dating methods Radiaoactive isotopes as tracers for geochemical processes

Realization
The course is given as a series of lectures and lessons.

Examination
The ability to describe and interpret isotope data are controlled with written exam and assignments

Transition terms
2500

Examiner
Glenn Bark

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Faure, G., Mensing. T.M. 2005. Isotopes. Principles and Applications

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0004Written exam6.0G U 3 4 5
0005Assignments1.5U G#