Hot Rocks--Petrogenesis of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks|
Spring 2011 not offered
This course considers how igneous and metamorphic rocks form from the microscale (minerals, melts, fluids/gases, and their associations) to the macroscale (outcrop to province). Topics will include general rock classification, thermodynamics, trace-element and isotope geochemistry, petrologic modeling, the generation of magma in petrotectonic settings, metamorphism of rocks, and extraterrestrial igneous petrology of the moon and Mars.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (E&ES213 AND E&ES215)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Best, M. G., IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY, 2nd Ed.
Also selected chapters and reading from other petrology and geochemistry texts.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, final, final project, five homework assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES 316/516 must be taken concurrently.
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