Universität Wien FIND

280159 VO+SE MA-ERD-W-1.1 Paleoceanography and Climate Change (PI) (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Montag 29.11.2021: 09.00-13.00; Ort: Übungssaal der Paläontologie 2A225 UZA II
Dienstag 30.11.2021: 09.00-13.00; Ort: Übungssaal der Paläontologie 2A225 UZA II
Mittwoch 01.12.2021: 09.00-13.00; Ort: Hörsaal 1 2A120 UZA II
Donnerstag 02.12.2021: 09.00-13.00 Ort: Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Freitag 3.12.2021: 09.00-13.00 Ort: Übungssaal der Paläontologie 2A225 UZA II

Die Abhaltung ist vor Ort geplant. Sollten sich Änderungen ergeben, werden Sie zeitgerecht davon verständigt.

Wednesday 01.12. 09:00 - 12:45 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Thursday 02.12. 09:00 - 12:45 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will explore the ocean-climate system from a geological perspective, with particular emphasis on the past 65 million years of Earth’s history. Students will learn about the ocean-climate connection today and will explore how physical, chemical, and biological aspects of ocean and climate leave characteristic imprints in marine sediments and what are the tools available to scientists to extract and read such clues. Students will also learn about specific past climatic regimes (e.g., greenhouse periods, rapid climatic perturbations, and transitions to cooler climates). The course will be organized as a combination of lectures and discussion of scientific, peer-reviewed papers.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final exam on Friday 3 December 2021.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% of the points in the final exam have to be reached.

87,5-100% = 1;
75-87,4% = 2;
62,5-74,9% = 3;
50-62,4% = 4

Examination topics

Lecture PDFs and additional provided study material.

Reading list

Trujillo, A. P., & Thurman, H. V. (2020). Essentials of oceanography. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Cronin, T. M., (2009). Paleoclimates : Understanding Climate Change Past and Present. Columbio University Press. New York.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 01.04.2022 09:09