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EESC 3376 Metamorphic Petrology (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

This course is devoted to an understanding of the petrology and petrography of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic rocks form from igneous, sedimentary and earlier metamorphic rocks most commonly by increased jpressure and temperature and are therefore a key to understanding tectonics. Lectures on the petrology of how metamorphic rocks form and the plate tectonic environments in which they do so will be integrated with the laboratory (EESC3377) where students use the petrographic microscope to identify the mineral phases and textures that make up these rocks. Phase diagrams will be used to help better understand the origin of metamorphic processes.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Eric Kelly

Prerequisites: EESC2220, EESC3370/3371, EESC3374/3375

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14