05-BMG-GC3 Applied Geochemistry

Representative Matthias Zabel

Learning Contents:

The content of this module serves the practical and theoretical implementation of the knowledge acquired in modules 1&2. An important learning objective is to look at concrete questions in their overall context in order to a) select or apply the most promising methods for successful processing and b) take into account potentially influencing boundary parameters when interpreting measurement data. The tasks are carried out in guided small groups.

Learning Outcomes, Targeted Competencies:

1) Conception of an own field study
2) Performance of this study in the field (sampling, first measurements)
3) Laboratory experiments, analyses in the laboratory and - if possible - model-based recording of the results
4) Presentation, discussion and documentation of the results obtained

Prior Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of the contents of modules 1&2
Fundierte Kenntnisses der Inhalte der Module 1&2
(05-BMG-GC1 Geochemical Processes; 05-BMG-GC1 Isotope Geochemistry)

Course Type 1: Project Exercise (PE) 4.0 SWS ( 56.0 h)

Tutorial(s): -


56.0 h presence time
94.0 h self-study
30.0 h exam workload

180 h total workload

Exam Type:

module exam


exam elements: 1
SL: 0

100 % Presentation with written elaboration


1) Schulz, H.D. and Zabel, M., "Marine Geochemistry" Springer
2) Burdige, D.J., "Geochemistry of Marine Sediments" Princeton
3) Sarmiento, J.L. and Gruber, N., "Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics"