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Fluids in Earth crust

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner

Validity: 2019 ->

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2020/2021 : Monday 13:00-16:00 (Weekly) Géopolis/2130     Anne-Sophie Bouvier
- 22.02.2021
- 03.05.2021
- 17.05.2021
- 31.05.2021

Course+Practical work

Spring semester
3 hours per week
28 hours per semester
Teaching language(s): English, French
Public: Yes
Credits: 2.00


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

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
Master of Science (MSc) in Earth Sciences (2018 ->) ›› Petrology and fluids in the Earth's CrustCompulsory2.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Earth Sciences (2019 ->) ›› Pétrologie et fluides de la croûte terrestreOptional2.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Geology (2016 ->) ›› Petrology and Fluids in the Earth's CrustCompulsory2.00
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