Università degli Studi di Milano
Corso di Dottorato in Scienze della Terra
Short course (4 cfu)
Docente: Prof. Karem Azmy
Dipartimento di Geoscienze
Università di Padova
The course will provide an introduction to aspects of stable isotope geology particularly those of carbon, oxygen, strontium, and sulfur and their applications in geosciences.
The student will be able to understand how to evaluate the reliability of measured isotope signatures using pre-screening petrographic (regular thin sections, cathodoluminescence, and scanning electron microscope– technique principles with examples will be explained) and geochemical (trace element composition) approaches.
Examples (case studies) of primary/near-primary signals of various isotopes will be discussed as a part of training on the reconstruction of paleoenvironmental conditions (paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic patterns).
On the other hands, the course will explain the utilization of geochemical signatures of secondary calcite phases (e.g., cements), particularly those of oxygen isotopes and trace elements, for the reconstruction of the geochemical composition of the parent diagenetic fluid. This requires the combination of microthermometric measurements with the stable isotopes (case studies will also be discussed), a techniques that will be also introduced during the course.
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