Universität Wien FIND

260023 VO Physics of the earth (2016S)

Structure and physical properties of the earth

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 09.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 27.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 04.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 01.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 15.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Our Earth can be considered as a huge lab imposing extreme conditions of temperature (up to about 7000 K) and pressure (about 350 GPa in the core) to the materials in its interior. With the development of large volume multi-anvil presses in Japan and the diamond anvil cells in the United States we learned a lot about the inner workings of our Earth. In the lecture we want to review these developments and explain the main features of our Earth, like the structure and composition, pressure- temperature and density distribution as well as the most important equations of state. We also plan to discuss about the origin of the Earth magnetic field, i.e. the so called Geodynamo.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the physics of the Earth interior.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Wird am Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung vereinbart.

Association in the course directory

MaV 6, LA-Ph212(3), LA-Ph212(4)

Last modified: Th 05.09.2019 12:56