General Geochemistry course, 3-8 May 2015


This course is an introduction to the field Geochemistry. The course applies fundamental chemical principles to understand and describe geological processes and is catered to first and second year bachelor students. The course is divided up into weekly moments in which acid-base equilibria, redox processes, solubility, mineral chemistry, stable and radiogenic isotopes, kinetics, cosmochemistry, and fundamental thermodynamic principles are covered. The particular focus for the week at the Navarino station is low-temperature geochemistry and the application of acid-base properties and redox processes to understand the chemical composition and geochemical processes in aquatic and sedimentary systems. At the station, there will be lectures and theoretical exercises combined with two field moments, in which we conduct field measurements in Gialova wetland and collect marine and freshwater samples for chemical analysis.