Peter Ulmer: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Peter Ulmer
FieldPetrologie - Mineralogie
Address
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW E 77.1
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 39 55
Fax+41 44 632 16 36
E-mailpeter.ulmer@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttps://erdw.ethz.ch/en/people/profile.peter-ulmer.html
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipAdjunct Professor and Privatdozent

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-3503-00LMagmatism and Metamorphose II4 credits2V + 1UP. Ulmer, M. W. Schmidt
AbstractThis course represents the continuation of Magmatism and Metamorphism I and concerns the generation and evolution of igneous rocks as well as the metamorphism of igneous and sedimentary rocks as products of geodynamic processes operating within the Earth´s interior.
ObjectiveThe course is a continuation and further deepening of the contents presented in Magmatism and Metamorphism I. This course combines petrography, geochemistry, experimental and theoretical petrology as well as petrophysics to assess fundamental igneous and metamorphic processes controlling the generation and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks in time and space. Here the following themes and relationships are presented and detailed: Principles of (1) chemical systems and reactions; (2) Intraplate magmatism; (3) the role of oxygen fugacity in Earth material´s cycles; (4) physical properties of magmas and their impact on magma segregation, differentiation, ascent and emplacement . A quantification of igneous and metamorphic processes (the latter mainly on meta-basalts) based on modal mineralogy, geochemistry, phase petrology and thermodynamic principles is assessed and further promoted in the accompanying homework and exercises.
Content- Principles and fundamental understanding of chemical systems and reactions ("Schreinemaker")
- Alkaline intraplate magmatism (hot spots and rifts)
- Oxygen fugacity: Reduction and oxidation of Earth materials and the deep mantle
- Structures and physical properties of melts and magmas
- Metamorphism of basalts
- LMI – Layered mafic intrusions – Example of magma differentiation
Lecture notesLecture notes and homework are provided and additional material is made available on Moodle
LiteratureAs supplementary material we recommend the book by J.D. Winter. «Principles of Igneous and metamorphic petrology», Prentice Hall, 2001.
Prerequisites / NoticeIn order to attend the course Magmatism and Metamorphism II, previous attendance of the course Magmatism and Metamorphism I (or equivalent) is required.

The delivery of 7 acceptably solved homework assignments is required, 9 acceptably solved homeworks well lead to a bonus of 0.25 points for the final grade.

The end of term examination will take place in week 23, i.e. the week after the end of lectures, at the time of the lecture.
651-3684-00LGeological Field Course III: Crystalline Rocks Information
Priority is given to D-ERDW students. If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.
3 credits4PM. W. Schmidt, P. Ulmer
Abstract
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeBSc Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-4040-00LAlpine Field Course Information
Priority is given to D-ERDW students. If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through http://exkursionen.erdw.ethz.ch only.
4 credits4PP. Ulmer, P. Brack
AbstractExtended field excursion (duration 7 days) adressing different topics dependent on the localities visited (varies from year to year).
ObjectiveUnderstanding the tectonics and the geological history of the Alps.
Content2018: to be defined
Lecture notesExcursion guide
Prerequisites / NoticeMSc students only. Strenuous walks.

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).



Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf