EOSC 333 · Elemental and Isotopic Geochemistry

Analytical methods in geochemistry, major and trace element geochemistry, radiogenic isotopes, geochemistry of seawater, the mantle, basalts, subduction zones, sedimentary rocks, continental crust. [2-3-0] Prerequisite: EOSC 221.

Course Availability & Schedule

Learning goals: 
1. Use geochemical analyses and principles to decipher the processes of formation of rocks and minerals, earth materials, and Planet Earth. 2. Explain how radiogenic isotopic systematics can be used to fingerprint reservoir compositions and determine the absolute ages of rocks and minerals. 3. Manage and assess the accuracy and precision of geochemical analyses and datasets.

Learning Goals

  1. Use geochemical analyses and principles to decipher the processes of formation of rocks and minerals, earth materials, and Planet Earth.
  2. Explain how radiogenic isotopic systematics can be used to fingerprint reservoir compositions and determine the absolute ages of rocks and minerals.
  3. Manage and assess the accuracy and precision of geochemical analyses and datasets.

Instructors

Dominique Weis

TAs: Anaïs Fourny, Nicole Williamson

Textbook

Geochemistry, W.M. White, Wiley-Blackwell, April 2013 (order on-line)

Geochemistry: An Introduction, F. Albarède, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (order on-line)

Lecture Topics

LECTURES EOS MAIN 135

Labs

LABS EOS MAIN 203 (old computer room)

All lecture and lab materials are available via UBC Connect.