651-4232-00L  Low Temperature Thermochronology

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersS. Willett
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4232-00 GLow Temperature Thermochronology
Does not take place this semester.
28s hrsS. Willett

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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.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Willett, M. G. Fellin
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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ProgrammeSectionType
Earth Sciences MasterBasin Analysis: Courses of ChoiceWInformation