The course uses published research from Svalbard combined with visiting key sites in the field to introduce students to this unique geological history “book, which also provides onshore access to formations equivalent to the subsurface in the Barents Sea.
In the Svalbard Archipelago there is a well-developed and well exposed stratigraphic record that comprises Precambrian, Late Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic strata. The sedimentary rock record on Svalbard comprises siliciclastic rocks, carbonates and evaporates and we study a rift-basin setting, a foreland basin setting and the fold and thrust belt.
60 ECTS within general natural science, of which 30 ECTS within the field of geology/geosciences
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University Centre in Svalbard|
|Fields of study||Earth sciencePhysical science (others)|
|Tags||svalbardbarents seaprecambianpalaeozoiccenozoicsiliclastic rockscarbonates|