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Erdwissenschaften Master Information
Vertiefung in Geology
Wahlpflichtmodule Geology
Innerhalb der Majors Geology sind mindestens zwei Wahlpflichtmodule zu absolvieren.
Sedimentology
Sedimentology: Wahlpflichtfächer
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
651-4134-00LTectonic Geomorphology Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Prerequisite for 651-4134-01L Tectonic Geomorphology Field Course

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.
W3 KP2VE. Deal
KurzbeschreibungCourse covers the theory and applications of tectonic geomorphology. Topics include the landscape response to an earthquake, use of fluvial terraces and other geomorphic markers to map uplift, methods of dating surfaces and landscapes, topographic evolution over active structures and landscape evolution of active mountain ranges. Methods include field mapping, DEM analysis and computer modeling.
LernzielTo learn theoretical and practical aspects of modern tectonic geomorphology. Classroom and computer-based analysis will be combined to provide hands-on experience with geomorphic data, analysis and modeling techniques. We will work through a series of practicals based on real world case studies that will build on the concepts learned in class.
InhaltCourse includes a lecture component (in second half-semester) and a series of classroom practicals. Students should also register for the associated fieldtrip component, which will hopefully be able to take place. The fieldtrip will involve collecting field data from active structures in the Northern Apennines. Lecture component will include theoretical background and analysis of real world data.
LiteraturRequired Textbook: Tectonic Geomorphology, Burbank and Anderson, Blackwell.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents should register for both lecture and field components (blockcourse). If the fieldtrip is able to take place, they will be graded together. Fieldtrip will be held during 1 week of the semester.

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend the lecture but will have to pay the full amount for this field course (no subsidies from UZH).
651-4134-01LTectonic Geomorphology Field Course Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Prerequisite: 651-4134-00L Tectonic Geomorphology (lecture)

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.
W3 KP6PV. Picotti
KurzbeschreibungCourse covers the applications of tectonic geomorphology. Topics include the landscape response to an earthquake, use of fluvial terraces and other geomorphic markers to map uplift, topographic evolution over active structures and landscape evolution of active mountain ranges. Methods include field mapping and description of key outcrops.
LernzielTo learn practical aspects of modern tectonic geomorphology. The field course will be combined with classroom and computer-based analysis to provide hands-on experience with geomorphic data, analysis and modelling techniques. We will work as a group to address the practical questions regarding evidence for recent deformation of the northern Apennines as an integrated field and modeling study. We will learn to use a variety of geomorphic and tectonic data to map uplift rates and patterns and use this to infer subsurface faulting kinematics.
InhaltCourse includes a 9 day fieldtrip (in second half-semester) to be integrated with the lecture component. Students are invited to register for both components. Fieldtrip will involve collecting geologic and geomorphic field data from active structures in the Northern Apennines.
LiteraturRequired Textbook: Tectonic Geomorphology, Burbank and Anderson, Blackwell.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAlthough separated from the theory part for practical reasons, students have to register for both lecture and field course. Fieldtrip will be held during 1 week of the semester, typically in early May.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW Link

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend the lecture but will have to pay the full amount for this field course (no subsidies from UZH).
101-0302-00LClays in Geotechnics: Problems and ApplicationsW3 KP2GM. Plötze
KurzbeschreibungThis course gives a comprehensive introduction in clay mineralogy, properties, characterising and testing methods as well as applied aspects and problems of clays and clay minerals in geotechnics.
LernzielUpon successful completion of this course the student is able to:
- Describe clay minerals and their fundamental properties
- Describe/propose methods for characterisation of clays and clay minerals
- Draw conclusion about specific properties of clays with a focus to their potential use, problematics and things to consider in geotechnics and engineering geology.
Inhalt- Introduction to clays and clay minerals (importance and application in geosciences, industry and everyday life)
- Origin of clays (formation of clays and clay minerals, geological origin)
- Clay mineral structure, classification and identification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., XRD)
- Properties of clay materials, characterisation and quantification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., cation exchange, rheology, plasticity, shearing, swelling, permeability, retardation and diffusion)
- Clay Minerals in geotechnics: Problems and applications (e.g. soil mechanics, barriers, slurry walls, tunnelling)
SkriptLecture slides and further documents will be provided.
651-4080-00LFluvial SedimentologyW2 KP2GP. Huggenberger
KurzbeschreibungVerständnis der Zusammenhänge zwischen Sedimenttransport, Sedimentsortierung und Sedimentstrukturen in grobkörnigen fluvialen Ablagerungen.
LernzielBeschreibung von grobkörnigen fluvialen Sedimenten, Kennenlernen von Ablagerungsmilieus und der wichtigsten Sedimentationsprozesse, Modelle zur Beschreibung fluvialer Systeme. aktuelle Fragestellungen und Anwendungen
Zielpublikum: Geowissenschaftler, Erdwissenschafter, Umweltnaturwissenschaftler, Geographen
Inhalt- Kennenlernen der Grundlagen für die Beschreibung von fluvialen Sedimenten, inklusive geophysikalische Methoden,
Schwergewicht: grobkörnige Kiese, Konglomerate
- Faziesanalyse (Korngrössenverteilungen, Sortierungen, Sedimenttexturen und Strukturen) von fluvialen Sedimenten
- Prozesse des Sedimenttransportes, Ablagerung, und Sortierung, Rolle der Turbulenz
- Erkennen der Zusammenhänge zwischen geologischen Archiven und rezenten Flusssystemen, Einfluss der Dynamik von Flusssystemen auf das Erhaltungspotential von Sedimentstrukturen
-Landschaftsgestaltende Prozesse, Ereignisse
-Ökologische Aspekte der fluvialen Sedimentologie
-Aktuelle Fragen der Sedimentologie
-aktuelle Entwicklungen Untersuchungsmethoden
SkriptUnterlagen werden im Laufe der Vorlesung abgegeben (Text, Beilagen, Figuren)
LiteraturBridge, John S., 2003, Rivers and Floodplains; Forms, Processes and Sedimentary RecordCalow,

Best, J. L. and Bristow, C. S., 1993, Braided Rivers, Geological Society Special Publication, No 75.

Clifford, N. J. et al. 1993, Turbulence, Perspectives on Flow and Sediment Transport, Wiley, 360 p.

P. and Petts, G., 1995, The Rivers Handbook: Hydrological and Ecological Principles, Volume I and II

Miall, A. D., 1985, The Geology of Fluvial Deposits, Sedimentary Facies Analysis, Basin Analysis, and Petroleum Geology

Chiang, H. H. 1992, Fluvial Processes in River Engineering

- weitere Literatur wird während des Kurses angegeben
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesLektüre Fachliteratur begleitend zur Vorlesung
Voraussetzungen: GZ Geo- oder Erdwissenschaften

Wichtiger Bestandteill des Kurses sind Arbeitsexkursionen (nach ETH Corona Schutz Massnahmen)

Mit der Belegung akzeptieren die Studierenden die Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen für Exkursionen und Feldkurse des D-ERDW
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651-4902-00LQuaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Alps Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend the lecture but will have to pay the full amount for the excursion (no subsidies from UZH).
W3 KP2VS. Ivy Ochs, N. Akçar, U. H. Fischer
KurzbeschreibungAfter a brief introduction to the scientific principles of glaciology, we survey the present state of knowledge on Pleistocene glacial periods and post-glacial landscape modification in the Alps. Emphasis is on understanding modes of formation of landscape elements attributable to glacial, glaciofluvial, periglacial, fluvial, hillslope, and mass wasting processes.
LernzielThrough a combination of lectures, classroom practical exercises, and field mapping of Quaternary landforms, an intuitive understanding of the formation and evolution of the landscape of the Alps and the forelands will be built up.
We focus on development of the following skills: landform recognition on remote imagery and in the field; depositional process identification based on sediment characterization; reconstruction of valley-scale geomorphological evolutionary sequences.
InhaltThe following topics will be covered: glacier mass and energy balance; glacier motion; glacier hydrology; glacial erosion; glacial sediment balance; piedmont and valley glacier landsystems; till formation; glaciofluvial sediments; alluvial and debris-flow fan processes; Alpine rock slope failure landform/sediment associations; Alpine Quaternary stratigraphy; long-term uplift and denudation of the Alps.
SkriptSlides from the lectures will be made available.
LiteraturLists of key scientific articles will be given for each topic.
Relevant scientific articles will be distributed during the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW Link

Required attendance at lectures and excurisions (several 1-day excursions during the semester and one 3-day field mapping session during the summer).

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

Grading will be a combination of classroom participation, student presentations, practical exercises, field reports, and field maps from the excursions.
651-4004-00LThe Global Carbon Cycle - ReducedW3 KP2GT. I. Eglinton, L. Bröder, R. G. Hilton
KurzbeschreibungThe carbon cycle connects different reservoirs of C, including life on Earth, atmospheric CO2, and economically important geological reserves of C. Much of this C is in reduced (organic) form, and is composed of complex chemical structures that reflect diverse biological activity, processes and transformations.
LernzielA wealth of information is held within the complex organic molecules, both in the context of the contemporary carbon cycle and its links to is other biogeochemical cycles, as well as in relation to Earth's history, the evolution of life and climate on this planet.

In this course we will learn about the role of reduced forms of carbon in the global cycle, how these forms of carbon are produced, move around the planet, and become sequestered in the geological record, and how they can be used to infer biological activity and conditions on this planet in the geologic past. The course encompasses a range of spatial and temporal scales, from molecular to global, and from the contemporary environment to earliest life.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course is good preparation for the combined Field-Lab Course: "651-4044-02 P Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course" and "651-4044-01 P Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Lab Practical"
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