Course code GEO211

GEO211 Quaternary Geology - Field Course

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Course responsible: Mona Henriksen
Teachers: Leif Vidar Jakobsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5, maximum 15 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Knowledge of the sediments in Norway is important for spatial planning, identification of geohazards and the use of natural resources. In this course you will learn to use maps and aerial photos for mapping of Quaternary sediments. Out in the field you will identify and map till, glaciofluvial, marine and fluvial deposits, probe sediments in combination with ground penetrating radar and describe and interpret sediments in sections. The course starts with scientific preparations at NMBU, and will continue in field areas in Southern Norway. You will carry out your own investigation of the sediments in selcted areas and write a report. The report must contain a description of the areas and interpretation of the depositional processes.
Learning outcome:
You will learn to identify the most important sediment types in Norway, evaluate their distribution and characterise their properties. This gives you an understanding of the geological processes that produced these sediments and the landscape they occur in, and their significance for land use and geohazards.
Learning activities:
Exercises, field work (in groups), oral presentation of results, demonstrations and lectures. The report writing consists of shaping the report, figures and maps, statistically processing simple data and citing references.
Teaching support:
Distributed articles and materials.
GEO210 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written assignment of a given topic.
Report (that is to be submitted at the end of the course): 100%.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and exercises (indoor): 1 day. Exercises in the field and excursion: 8 days. Presentation of results and writing report: 3 days.
Two weeks of the June block (including Saturday and Sunday), exact dates to be announced later. The course can be taken together with GEO221 Hydrogeology - field course. 
An examiner evaluates the reports and the plan for the course.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått