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When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Gordon Inglis
Academic year

Module overview

This module will introduce the fundamental chemical processes that operate within the Earth system. You will learn about the origin, distribution and abundance of chemical elements in the Earth system. Via lectures and practical exercises, we will introduce fundamental geochemical principles and explain how elements cycle through the Earth system. We will introduce different isotope systems (including radiogenic and stable isotopes) and relate these to exciting real-world practical examples. By the end of this module, you will have developed a holistic and quantitative understanding of geochemical cycles in the Earth system and how these interact in a diverse range of past, present and future environments.

Linked modules

SOES1008 OR GGES1005

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