The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this free course, Geological processes in the British Isles, you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
summarise and identify descriptions of the principal features of the main lithotectonic units of the British Isles, namely the Precambrian Basement, the Caledonian Orogenic Belt, the Variscan Orogenic Belt, the Older Cover and the Younger Cover
identify any of the main terranes making up the British Isles on the basis of a description of its age, main rock types, dominant structures, and plate tectonic setting.
This is quite a complex module, lots to remember and refer to the Ten Mile map of the British isles. However, this is because the geology of the British isles is complex. This course has really made me think about the geomorphology of Britain and how we float along getting pulled and pushed around the globe.