Geodynamics

Course Number: 
EAS6312
Hours - Total: 
3.00
Hours - Lecture: 
3.00
Research Topics: 
Geophysics

This course is a quantitative discussion of the physical properties of earth materials and dynamic processes in the solid Earth. We will closely follow Geodynamics by Turcotte & Schubert, in covering topics in stress and strain, elasticity and texure, heat transfer, gravity, fluid mechanics, rock rheology, and crustal faulting as mechanisms and consequences of plate tectonics.