Academic Catalog

GEOE327 FIELD GEOLOGICAL MAPPING

Course Code: 5640327
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-6)
ECTS Credit: 6,5
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURETDN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Topographic maps. Use of compass, altimeter and GPS in the field. Tracing and plotting of geological contacts and geological features onto topographic maps. Field description of rocks and geological features. Field study of outcrop-scale features. Measuring stratigraphic sections. Sampling. Preparation of geological illustrations, cross-sections and writing a geological report. (Field studies are carried out as daily trips on weekends within the semester and either as daily trips or as field camps following final exams of the semester.)