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Module

CEG1604 : Geology and GIS Field Course

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Manning
  • Lecturer: Dr Jon Telling, Dr Roy Sanderson
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Mixed Location
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce the students to field observations and mapping via a residential field course during which the students will examine rocks in the field and use those observations to describe and understand their formation and subsequent geological history. The Southern Lakes is an internationally renowned geological location with important outcrops that will be observed by the students.
The students will process GIS data using GIS Geoprocessing toolsets and create a basic site plan to show the data captured and analysed during the geological investigation portion of the field course. The combination of these data sets will provide a fuller understanding of the locations mapped.
The students will also
• See the development of their ability to work as part of a team and also their interpersonal
communication skills
• Appraise their field work using scientific report writing

Outline Of Syllabus

The majority of this module will take place during the Easter vacation at a field study centre in the
Southern Lake District of England. The field course is designed to complement CEG1702, CEG1703 and CEG1602 lectures and practicals by placing the theory and practice taught in these modules into the context of an
integrated topographic and geological surveying and GIS project. Students will begin the fieldwork by investigating the geology of the area. Here they will map and record key geological features and formations and develop an understanding of the geological history of the location and the impact of the geology of the ground conditions.
The students will then complete the GIS portion of the exercise where data from the GIS surveying exercise and geological data will be combined.
Prior to the residential element, students will be briefed on the tasks required for the fieldwork element. Students will be briefed further throughout the field course via a series of lectures providing additional instruction for day to day activities.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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