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GMAA4806 Physical and chemical methods of lacustrine and marine sediments 5 ECTS
Organised by
Quaternary Geology
Person in charge
Professor Timo Saarinen, tijusa@utu.fi
Preceding studies
Quaternary geology or equivalent

Learning outcomes

The object of this course is to provide state-of-art summary of the major field methods, chronological techniques, and concepts used in the study of large-scale lacustrine and marine basin analysis.


Coring and dating techniques, sediment logging, mineral magnetic methods, image-analysis and other physical and chemical methods used to track environmental change using lake and marine sediments.

Teaching methods

Lectures 16 h, one day lake coring trip and a simple practical work. The course will be given in Finnish 2011.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam and Participation in classroom work


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Literature: Last and Smol, 2002. Tracking environmental change using lake sediments, vol 1&2 and some selected texts.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Department of Geography and Geology
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules