Marine Geology and Paleoclimatology

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Doel vak

Marine sediments from continental margins and the ocean floor provide
valuable information on past changes in climate and ocean circulation.
The course Marine Geology and Palaeoclimatology aims to provide insight
into the processes and mechanisms which have ultimately resulted in the
present day distribution of various types of marine deposits. Students
will learn how environmental and climate changes are and were recorded
in marine environments and how marine deposits may vary - in geographic
distribution, shape and composition - as a function of environmental and
palaeoclimate changes at millennial to Milankovitch scales.
At the end of this course, the student will
- Have state-of-the-art knowledge on marine sampling techniques and
various types of marine deposits and records;
- be able to interpret and understand various types of marine
palaeoclimate (proxy) data;
- be able to critically evaluate and present scientific literature
related to the field of palaeo-oceanography and palaeoclimatology,
including links to ice-core records.

Inhoud vak

The course deals with the sedimentology, geochemistry and stratigraphy
of marine deposits. The focus is on those processes relevant for
understanding how climate/environmental change is recorded in the
different palaeoclimate archives. The course will target seasonal to
Milankovitch climate archive studies, including the climate phenomena
and processes that act on such time scales.


Lectures, literature study, group discussions


Written exam (80%), student presentations (20%)

Vereiste voorkennis

Climate Systems (450185)


Lecture notes, selected papers.



Aanbevolen voorkennis

Climate Systems (AM_1124).

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_450330
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. F.J.C. Peeters
Examinator dr. F.J.C. Peeters
Docenten dr. F.J.C. Peeters
dr. J.B.W. Stuut

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