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Tectonics, 15.0 c

Course code:1MP005, Report code:18604, 100%, DAG, NML, week: 44 - 03 Semester: Autumn 2013

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Welcome to the start of the course!
Please note that you need to be present at the introduction meeting (2013-10-28) to be fully registered. Contact Steffi Burchardt (steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se) in case you cannot be present.

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If you have any questions about registration, please contact:
Name: Steffi Burchardt
Email: steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se

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Course start: 2013-10-28

Course information

Dear students,

as the course coordinator of Tectonics, I would like to welcome you to the course. Below you will find some useful information. If you have any questions about the content or logistics of the course, you are welcome to contact me or the other teachers. You can approach us during the lessons, but in general it is easiest to contact us by email:

Steffi Burchardt (SB)                 steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se

Faramarz Nilfouroushan (FN)                            faramarz.nilfouroushan@geo.uu.se

Hemin Koyi (HK)                         hemin.koyi@geo.uu.se

Håkan Sjöström (HS)                hakan.sjostrom@geo.uu.se

Valentin Troll (VT)                      valentin.troll@geo.uu.se


Here are some useful links:

course syllabus: http://www.uu.se/en/education/master/selma/kursplan/?kpid=23854&type=1

schedule: https://se.timeedit.net/web/uu_test/db1/schema/ri1X50gQ8560YfQQ96Z6274Y0Zy0007085Y50Q596.html

The course comprises different parts taught by different teachers:

  • lectures on different aspects of tectonics (HK)
  • lectures and microscopy practicals on microtectonics (HS)
  • laboratory practicals in the Hans Ramberg Tectonic Lab (FN, HK)
  • lectures on geodesy (FN)
  • a practical on 3D modeling of tectonic structures (SB)
  • a combined seminar/lecture/practical part on petrological aspects of tectonics (VT)

The course requires that you have completed a course in structural geology.

Your attendance is compulsory for all practicals, exercises and seminars, but even strongly recommended for the lectures as well.

Your performance in the course will be assessed separately for the different parts:

  • The laboratory practicals in the Tectonic Lab will be assessed by group reports.
  • You have to do a seminar presentation in the petrology part.
  • The practical in 3D modelling will be assessed by a group presentation of your own 3D models.
  • There will be a practical microtectonics exam on the 7th of January 2014 from 9:00 to 13:00.
  • The knowledge you acquire during the lectures will be tested in a theoretical exam on the 9th of January 2014 from 9:00 to 13:00.
  • You can test your personal progress with presentation skills in separate DiVA evaluations.

Welcome to the course!


Course description

On this course you will gain knowledge about plate tectonic processes and how these have been applied on evolution of the planet from the Archean to the present. Part of this course is analogue modelling, exercises in interpreting geophysical data and microscopy.
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