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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Interpretation of Seismic Profiles in the Alpine foreland
LECTURERS: PD Dr. A. Sommaruga
SCOPE:Becoming familiar with seismic interpretation methods and interpreting seismic structures in the Alpine foreland. Recognize different stratigraphic and tectonic seismic units of the Jura fold-and-thrust belt / Molasse Basin.
ECTS Credits:1.5
REQUISITES:Please bring a thick ring binder, a drafting compass (Zirkel) with two spikes (if possible), color pencils, a rubber and a pencil sharpener.
FORMAT:Lecture and practical exercises (3 days)
FREQUENCY:annually in spring semester
CONTENTS:Seismic structural styles in the Jura Mountains and Molasse Basin based on seismic profiles. Structures (half-graben, tear faults, fold thrust, d├ęcollement level, triangle zone) and lithology (seismic facies) within the Cenozoic, Mesozoic and Pre-Mezosoic seismic units.
ASSESSMENT:control of presence, written report with graphical exercises

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.


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