GEOL1006 - Palaeoclimate and the Sedimentary Record


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 E

Course content

The effects of palaeoclimate on sedimentary deposits from various depositional environments, and their expressions in the stratigraphic record. Climate changes and their causes throughout geological history.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Students will gain basic knowledge about the palaeoclimate history of the Earth including the causes of changes, and the principles and methods used to study these changes in the sedimentary/stratigraphic record.

Skills: Students will be able to determine palaeoclimate signals, and to analyse a sedimentary record with respect to palaeoclimate changes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. A field trip may be run during weekends.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Required previous knowledge

TGB4165 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, or equivalent.

Course materials

Selected literature from textbooks and scientific journals.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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