GO 326 Plate Tectonics

ES 767 Global Tectonics

James S. Aber

A global study of plate tectonics as a unifying solid-earth theory, which explains continental and oceanic geology of the past and present. Tectonic evolution of Eurasia and the Americas. Scientific development and applications of plate tectonics.

This course deals with volcanoes, earthquakes, seafloor spreading, mountain building, continental drift, and their impact on global environments. Special topics include Cenozoic volcanism and neotectonics. An introductory background in physical geology, as well as basic chemistry and physics, is necessary to undertake this course.

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