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Fluids in Earth crust

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2013 -> 2018

No timetable defined.

Course+Practical work

Spring semester
3 hours per week
28 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): English, French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


Fluids are the most efficient transport agent in the earth's crust. They interact with rocks on all levels of the crust, from the surface to the mantle. As such an in-depth understanding of the fluid phase is important to petrology, ore genesis, and large scale material cycles. The course reviews the basic thermodynamics of aqueous (supercritical) fluids, touches the basis of silicate melt-aqueous fluid interaction, and explores the importance of fluid-rock interaction in as diverse fields as ore genesis, metasomatism during metamorphism, as well as fixation of CO2 in reacting fluid-rock systems.


Validation without grade

Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
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