Susan Ivy Ochs: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. em. Dr. Susan Ivy Ochs
FieldQuaternary Geology and Geomorphology
Labor für Ionenstrahlphysik (LIP)
ETH Zürich, HPK H 25
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 38 86
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipRetired Adjunct Professor

651-3482-00LGeological Field Course II: Sedimentary 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.

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3 credits4PV. Picotti, A. Gilli, S. Heuberger, S. Ivy Ochs, J. Ruh
AbstractMapping of sedimentary rocks and stratigraphic units with the final production of a geological map at 1:10.000 scale. Writing a report illustrating the main facies and characters of the units, the Quaternary surficial deposits and the tectonic structures affecting the sedimentary rocks.
ObjectiveStudents will learn how to define mappable units at the chosen mapping scale. They are able to survey, describe and map stratigraphic units and associated tectonic features, as well Quaternary deposits, mainly of alluvial, glacial and gravity-driven origin.
Content7-day field course, including individual time with instructors in the field, work sessions and after-dinner discussions, and report writing.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Successful completion of 651-3982-00L Geological Field Course I.

Geography 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
651-4902-00LQuaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Alps Information Restricted registration - show details
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).
3 credits2VS. Ivy Ochs, N. Akçar, U. H. Fischer
AbstractAfter 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.
ObjectiveThrough 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.
ContentThe 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.
Lecture notesSlides from the lectures will be made available.
LiteratureLists of key scientific articles will be given for each topic.
Relevant scientific articles will be distributed during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW

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.