Spring 2018 - EASC 400 D200
Selected Topics in Earth Sciences (3)
Class Number: 4382
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 18, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
1 778 782-5365
Office: TASCT 1 Room 7411
Prerequisites:To be determined by instructor.
An advanced, in-depth treatment of a specialized area of earth sciences.
Isotope Geochemistry introduces students to theoretical and practical aspects of geochemical isotope systems, radiometric geochronology and stable isotope geochemistry. The course provides students with the knowledge to understand and interpret isotope data used to study Earth processes from the origin of the earth to the timing of tectonic events to the source and fate of groundwater.
1. The nucleus, nuleosynthesis and isotopes
2. Radioactive decay and geochronology
4. Isotope geochemistry of the mantle
5. Isotope geochemistry of the crust
6. Stable isotope geochemistry
7. Unconventional isotopes
8. Isotope geochemistry of noble gases
Midterm and final exams. Submit weekly/ biweekly laboratory assignments.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Critical Evaluation Skills Development: students are given the opportunity to understand the basic knowledge that underlies many of the modern applications of isotope geochemistry. Data from real studies will be used to teach how to use isotope studies to query conventional geochemical approaches.
- Assignments 40%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Exam 35%
Prerquesite: EASC 208
White, W.M. 2015. Isotope Geochemistry. Wiley, West Sussex, UK 478 pp.
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