Scotland Excursion

2018-2019
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Doel vak

To highlight the history of the Earth’s crust during the early
Paleozoicum. To study the Scottish climate history over the last 15 ka
and its impact on the geomorphology, raised bog ecosystems and
sedimentary environments.

Inhoud vak

During this excursion (~10 days) the most relevant aspects of the
Scottish geology and geomorphology, Late Quaternary climate history and
the evolution of life during the early Paleozoicum be highlighted. The
geomorphology at various locations in and around the Scottish highlands
will be used to demonstrate the impact of former glaciations on the
landscape. A variety of terrestrial and marine sections form the base to
illustrate the most important aspects of the Late Quaternary
paleoclimatic (marine and terrestrial) evolution in Scotland (NW
Europe). Traces of early life forms and the evolution thereof will be
discussed in the context of a changing environment through geological
time.

Onderwijsvorm

Excursion: observing and describing geomorphological land forms,
sedimentary profiles; drawing conclusion with respect to climate change,
fluvial and glacial activity, and human impact.

Toetsvorm

Oral presentations in the field (and/or hotel) of relevant scientific
papers and visited excursion sites.

Vereiste voorkennis

First year of the MSc 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' or
'Earth and Climate' must be completed and a total of 18 ects must have
been registered.

Doelgroep

Master students 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' and
'Earth and Climate'.

Overige informatie

This course takes place every other year. Next excursion will be
organised in June 2020.
NB: During the first semester of the academic year 2018/2019 a decision
will be made about whether the Scotland Excursion will indeed be
organised in June 2020, or (very likely) be replaced by another (field)
course. In case additional (up-to-date) information is required, please
contact Gerald Ganssen (teaching director Earth Sciences master
programme), e-mail: g.m.ganssen@vu.nl

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

You should have subscribed for this course before (early) December, 2019.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_450354
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.A. Prins
Examinator dr. M.A. Prins
Docenten dr. M.A. Prins
dr. N.N.L. Van der Putten

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