Dynamic alps: the Swiss geotraverse

  • Teaching


    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Earth Sciences
    Code UE-SST.00408
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Excursion
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2020

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday , Cours bloc
    Struct. of the schedule 5 successive days
    Contact's hours 40


    Description The European Alps are recognised as one of the best studied orogens in the world. Their excellent exposure and vicinity to the University of Bern provide an outstanding opportunity to examine the field evidence for modern concepts of orogenesis. The field trip provides an overview of the geodynamic evolution of the Alpine orogen, discussion of surface erosion and related depositional products (Molasse Basin); thrust tectonics and nappe stacking, exhumation and metamorphism, topographic overprint by glaciers and related morphologic and stratigraphic/sedimentologic features, landslides and rock avalanche deposits.
    Training objectives Application of geological methods to field work, and integration of the theroretical approaches developped during the courses. Training of Geology of Switzerland based on group- and individual study.
    Comments 5 days-excursion from the Jura to the Alps.
    To be announced see billboards in entrance hallway of the Museum building, ch. du Musée 6 or
    Off field
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    14.09.2020 08:15 - 17:00 Cours
    15.09.2020 08:15 - 17:00 Cours
    16.09.2020 08:15 - 17:00 Cours
    17.09.2020 08:15 - 17:00 Cours
    18.09.2020 08:15 - 17:00 Cours
  • Assessments methods


    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams Presence obligatory, Excursion report with mark
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in Earth Science (Master level)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science) [PRE-DOC] 0
    Version: 2015_2/V_01
    Additional PhD programme > Specialized courses in Earth Science (Master level)

    Earth Sciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Supplement to doctoral studies in Earth Sciences > Specialized courses in Earth Science (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Supplement to doctoral studies in Geosciences > Specialized courses in Earth Science (Master level)