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EESC 5543 Tectonics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Plate Tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth moves and reshapes itself through time, has revolutionized geology. While a great deal has been learned about the movements and evolution of the Earth's lithospheric plates through time, the full implications of this theory remain an area of active research and debate. Modern studies increasingly document important feedbacks between patterns of climate, deposition, metamorphism, magmatism, seismicity and deformation that can be understood in the context of the past and present motions of the Earth's plates. This course will focus on understanding the linkages between these dynamic processes through time.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Seth Kruckenberg

Prerequisites: Undergraduates wishing to take this course should have completed EESC1132 or EESC2200, and speak with the course instructor prior to registering.

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Last Updated: 03-Feb-15