OMG 214 Introduction to Environmental Geochemistry
Dr. Susanne Fietz
of this course is to introduce you to the application of geochemical
principles to the natural environment. We shall consider the
geochemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and sedimentary
environment. Since water is the common link between all of these
environments, the course will emphasize water chemistry.
- ATOMIC STRUCTURE & CHEMICAL
THERMODYNAMICS & KINETICS
PROCESSES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
OF LAKES, RIVERS & MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
of the natural geochemical cycles of elements at the surface
of the Earth, as well as the effects of human activities upon
ii Understanding of the processes involved in the distribution
and transport of chemical substances between the atmospheric,
continental and marine environments.
iii Ability to reflect on the interactions among chemical, geological,
physical and biological environmental processes.
iv Ability to interpret environmental geochemical
Study Materials and Textbook Recommendations
"Environmental and Low Temperature Geochemistry" by Peter
Ryan, ISBN: 978-1-4051-8612-4, Wiley-Blackwell.
of Environmental Geochemistry" by G. Nelson Eby
material will occasionally be provided in class and/or posted