Practical and conceptual approaches on the use of rock- and paleo-magnetism in stratigraphic, chronostratigraphic, environmental, volcanic, structural and tectonic studies.
|Paper title||Advanced Topics in Geophysics 2|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$704.22|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GEOL 431
This paper is suitable for someone with a BSc (or equivalent) in a physical science.
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Christian Ohneiser
Associate Professor Andrew Gorman
- Paper Structure
- Introduction 1 - The origins of the geomagnetic field
- Introduction 2 - Remanence
- Introduction 3 - Magnetic mineralogy
- Introduction 4 - Laboratory and field techniques
- The geomagnetic polarity timescale
- Secular variations
- Relative paleointensity and the next generation magnetic timescale
- Environmental magnetism
- Magnetic fabrics and paleoceanography
- Paleomagnetic techniques for volcanology
- Magnetic fabrics and rock deformation
- Paleomagnetic studies and structural geology
This paper will draw on the book 'PALEOMAGNETISM: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes' By Robert F. Butler, which is available for download from https://www.geo.arizona.edu/Paleomag/.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Understanding how the field of rock and paleomagnetism has developed and been applied to a number of complex geological problems and contemporary topics; this will include an understanding of the advantages and limitations of paleomagnetic methods over other geological and geophysical techniques (Graduate Profile Attributes: Scholarship, Research, Interdisciplinary perspective, Global perspective, Environmental literacy, Ethics, Lifelong learning and Critical thinking)
- The ability to acquire and critically evaluate rock and paleomagnetism datasets and research material (Graduate Profile Attributes: Scholarship, Research, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Communication, Self-motivation and Teamwork)
- Development of independent and group skills for communicating geophysical research in small group and more formal (seminar presentation) settings; this will include the ability to prepare for and produce coherent written and oral presentations and arguments about the methods and datasets that they present; they will challenge conventional assumptions and consider different options and viewpoints when discussing results; students will develop an appreciation for flexibility, adaptability and creativity in seismic research (Graduate Profile Attributes: Scholarship, Research, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Communication, Self-motivation, Lifelong learning and Teamwork)