ESCI 745 (01) - Isotope Geochemistry

Isotope Geochemistry

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56289
Special Fees: $35.00
Course focuses on the application of radiogenic, radioactive and stable isotopes to improve students' knowledge about the processes and timescales relevant to the formation of the planet and solar system, the evolution of the Earth system and interactions in the hydrosphere and biosphere. Topics include geochronology, tracer applications, Earth surface applications, as well as applications in the hydrosphere and biosphere. Systems discussed include the classic radiogenic systems (K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf and U-Th-Pb), traditional (H, C, N, O) as well as nontraditional (e.g., Mg, Ca, Fe) stable isotope systems, and radioactive isotopes (e.g., radiocarbon). Course consists of lecture, where students are exposed to these applications, and a lab section to work through any questions on the homework assignments, discuss relevant papers from the literature, and carry out a project. Prereq: MATH 426, CHEM 404. Special fee. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Julie Bryce

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am JAMS 254
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm JAMS 216