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.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:

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.


See UBC Canvas for all lecture and lab materials in Geochemistry.