Sean Willett: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Sean Willett
FieldSedimentologie
Address
Geologisches Institut
ETH Zürich, NO E 33
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 69 51
E-mailswillett@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0620-00LCurrent Topics in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Its Applicatons0 credits1SM. Christl, S. Willett
AbstractThe seminar is aimed at all students who, during their studies, are confronted with age determination methods based on long-living radionuclides found in nature. Basic methodology, the latest developments, and special examples from a wide range of applications will be discussed.
ObjectiveThe seminar provides the participants an overview about newest trends and developments of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and related applications. In their talks and subsequent discussions the participants learn intensively about the newest trends in the field of AMS thus attaining a broad knowledge on both, the physical principles and the applications of AMS, which goes far beyond the horizon of their own studies.
651-3002-00LDynamic Earth II5 credits2V + 2UI. Stössel, S. Willett, A. Fichtner, G. Haug
AbstractProcesses on Earth surface: Climate, water cycle, weathering and erosion, transport, sedimentation.Rock deformation, geochronology, stratigraphy and Earth history.
ObjectiveVermitteln der Grundlagen in allen Gebieten der Erdwissenschaften. Praktische Erarbeitung, Vertiefung, und Diskussion des Inhalts der Vorlesung Dynamische Erde II.
ContentProzesse der Erdoberfläche: Klima, Wasserkreislauf, Verwitterung und Erosion, Transport, Sedimentation. Gesteinsdeformation. Geochronologie, Stratigraphie und Erdgeschichte.
Lecture notesPress, F. & Siever, R., 2003, Understanding Earth, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 4th.
dito: 2003, Allgemeine Geologie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg.
dito: 1995, Introduzione alle Scienze della Terra. Edizione italian a cura di
E. Lupa Palmieri & M. Parotto. Casa Editrice Zanichelli, Bologna.
Prerequisites / NoticeUebungen und Kurzexkursionen in Kleingruppen (10-15 Studenten), welche parallel zu den Themen der Vorlesung laufen, und von Hilfsassistierenden geleitet werden. Anhand von angewandten Fragestellungen und Fallstudien werden konkrete Besipiele erdwissenschaftlicher Themen diskutiert. Beschreibung und Interpretation der wichtigsten Gesteine in Handstücken. Verschiedene Kurzexkursionen in die Region Zürich erlauben das direkte Erfahren erdwissenschaftlicher Prozesse (z. Bsp. Oberflächenprozesse) und das Erkennen von erdwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen und Lösungen in der heutigen Gesellschaft (z. Bsp. Bausteine, Wasser). Das Arbeiten in Kleingruppen ermöglicht auch die Diskussion und das Erarbeiten aktueller erdwissenhaftlicher Themen.
651-4150-00LSedimentary Rocks and Processes Information
Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through http://exkursionen.erdw.ethz.ch only.
4 credits3PV. Picotti, S. Willett
AbstractStudents will be trained for 10 days in the field analysis of sedimentary rocks. They will learn how to measure sections, they will combine facies analysis with analysis of sedimentary structures in the field. The area of study selected for this course changes from year to year.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to analyse and describe marine sedimentary rocks in the field and they will be able to reconstruct their depositional setting.
ContentThe students will learn how to analyze sedimentary rocks in the field. The field course will include investigations of marine carbonates and siliciclastics in an alpine setting.
LiteratureWill be distributed before the course
Prerequisites / NoticeBSc in Earth Sciences
Some experience in geological field mapping (Geological Field Course 1 and 2 or equivalent)
651-4232-00LLow Temperature Thermochronology
Does not take place this semester.
3 credits2GS. Willett
AbstractThis course presents the basic theory, methods and applications of low temperature thermochronometry, which is a fundamental tool used to study shallow crustal and earth-surface processes like burial and exhumation in orogenic belts and sedimentary basins.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to familiarize students with the use of thermochronometry as a tool to study shallow crustal and earth-surface processes such as burial and exhumation, brittle deformation and landform evolution.
ContentThis course presents the basic theory, methods and applications of low temperature thermochronometry. Methods covered include fission track dating, (U-Th)/He dating, and Argon dating. Theoretical aspects of track annealing, diffusion and closure of leaky systems are covered. Course includes laboratory exercises. Applications and modeling studies are presented and discussed based on select case studies.