651-4032-01L  Volcanology Field Course

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersO. Bachmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20.
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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651-4032-01 PVolcanology Field Course
Week-long field course during spring semester.
80s hrsO. Bachmann

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course complements the lecture class on physical volcanology, by providing a close look at the field characteristics of volcanic deposits. It is run in a volcanic province, typically in Europe (e.g., Iceland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The course focuses on the field description of many types of volcanic deposits and their edifices.
ObjectiveAfter completion of this course, the students should be able to differentiate the different types of volcanic rocks in the field, and interpret the eruptive dynamics that led to their deposition. They should also be able to provide some guidance on the type of hazards that a given volcanic edifice or province is most likely to produce.
ContentThe course involves a weeklong stay in a volcanic province, in most cases situated in Europe. A first part of the course will focus on a guided tour to look at volcanic deposits and learn the characteristics of the area. In a second stage, the students will have to complete some field exercises.
Lecture notesA field guide and scientific papers pertaining to the area of study will be distributed
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: This course can only be taken after successful completion of 651-4032-00L Volcanology.

Studierende Geographie und Erdsystemwissenschaften bezahlen den vollen Tarif (keine Subventionen).

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Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersO. Bachmann
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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