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Earth System Science

By M. S. Sisodia   |   J.N.V. University, Jodhpur Rajasthan

Earth System science: The course includes the Earth, the Universe and the Solar System, The Earth and Its relation to the Universe, its origin, shape, size, age etc. How the Earth acquired the present shape and why it is different from other planets in the solar system. What causes Earthquakes and Volcanoes on the Earth. How the Mountains, continents and plateaus evolve. The concept of Plate tectonics. The course also includes the weather system and how it is caused. Land-Air-Ocean interaction and its effects. Introduction to the Atmosphere, the Hydrosphere and the Biosphere, Soils and their formation and chemistry of the Earth. It also includes tectonic history of India, the geological history of India and the stratigraphic scale.


Learners enrolled: 504

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 13 Jul 2020
End Date : 20 Nov 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Weekly Plan

     

    Weeks

                       *tentative Weekly Lecture Topics

    Assignments (No. & Type)*

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    1. Introduction to various branches of Earth Sciences

    1

    Objective and Subjective

     

     

    2. General characteristics and origin of the Universe, Solar System and its planets. The terrestrial and Jovian planets – 1

     

     

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    3. General characteristics and origin of the Universe, Solar System and its planets. The terrestrial and jovian planets – 2

     Objective and Subjective

    2

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    4. Meteorites and Asteroids

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    5. Earth in the solar system - size, shape, mass, density, rotational and revolution parameters.

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    6. Earth in the solar system - origin, age of the earth.

    Objective and Subjective 

    3

     

    7. Earth’s magnetic field. Formation of core, mantle, crust, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere

    Objective and Subjective

     

     

    8. Convection in Earth's core and production of its magnetic field. Mechanical layering of the Earth (Interior of the Earth).

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    9. Concept of plate tectonics, sea-floor spreading and continental drift

     

     Objective and Subjective

    4

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    10. Geodynamic elements of Earth- Mid Oceanic Ridges, trenches, transform faults and island arcs

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    11. Origin of oceans, continents, mountains and rift valleys

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    12. Earthquake and earthquake belts – 1

     

     Objective and Subjective

    5

     

    13. Earthquakes and earthquake belts – 2

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    14. Volcanoes- types, products and their distribution.

    Objective and Subjective 

     

     

    15. Oceanic current system and effect of Coriolis force

     

    Objective and Subjective

    6

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    16. Concepts of eustasy and Land-air-sea interaction

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    17. Wave erosion and beach processes

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    18. Atmospheric circulation

     

     Objective and Subjective

    7

     

    19. Weather and climatic changes

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    20. Earth's heat budget.

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    21. Soils- processes of formation, soil profile and soil types – 1

     

    Objective and Subjective

    8

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    22. Soils- processes of formation, soil profile and soil types – 2

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    23. Understanding the past from the stratigraphic records. Nature of stratigraphic records. History of development and concepts of uniformitarianism, catastrophism and neptunism. Laws of superposition and faunal succession.

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    24. Standard stratigraphic time scale and introduction to the concept of time in geological studies.

     

     Objective and Subjective

    9

     

    25. Introduction to geochronological methods and their application in geological studies

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    26. Introduction to geomorphology of the Indian subcontinent

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    27. Introduction to geology of the Indian subcontinent – tectonic history

     

    Objective and Subjective

    10

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    28. Introduction to geology of the Indian subcontinent – Precambrian Geology

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    29. Introduction to geology of the Indian subcontinent – Phanerozoic geology

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    30. Cosmic abundance of elements

     

     Objective and Subjective

    11

     

    31. Distribution of elements in solar system and in Earth

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    32. Chemical differentiation and composition of the Earth

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    33. General concepts about geochemical cycles and mass balance, isotopic fractionation

     

    Objective and Subjective

    12

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    34. Mass conservation of elements and energy changes in the geochemical cycle

     

     Objective and Subjective

     

     

    35. Biosphere

     

    Objective and Subjective

     

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    36. Geochemical behavior of major elements

     

     Objective and Subjective

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Duff, P. M. D., & Duff, D. (Eds.). (1993). Holmes' principles of physical geology. Taylor &

    Francis.

    2. Emiliani, C. (1992). Planet earth: cosmology, geology, and the evolution of life and environment.

    Cambridge University Press.

    3. Gross, M. G. (1977). Oceanography: A view of the earth.

    4. Valdiya K S (2010). The Making of India, Geodynamic Evolution. Macmilan Publishers India Ltd.

     

    5. Mason Brian (1986). Principles of Geochemistry. 3rd Edition. John Wiley and Sons. New York.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    M. S. Sisodia

    J.N.V. University, Jodhpur Rajasthan
    Prof. M S Sisodia, former Dean, Faculty of Science, and Head Department of Geology J N V University, Jodhpur retired as professor of Geology. He has 40 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 120 research papers in international and national journals on Meteorites, Impact craters, K/T boundary, Barmer Basin and its hydrocarbon prospects, Phosphorites etc. He is a widely travelled person. He visited many countries like USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, China etc. on invitation to give talks and present his research findings. He also has experience of making 15 education documentaries/films (with EMMRC, JNV University, Jodhpur) that are being telecast on education channels of Doordarshan. He is Fellow of GSI and DAAD alumnus.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    70% of end term exam and 30% of internal assignments 


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