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Spring 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4009 section 001

Call Number 11945
Day & Time
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
555 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yves Moussallam
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will examine geological problems from a standpoint of thermodynamic and kinetic theory. Theoretical thermodynamic concepts will be used to derive the crystallization depth and temperature of metamorphic and magmatic minerals, describe the solubility of volatile species in magmas, predict the composition of volcanic gas mixtures, model the nucleation and growth of crystals and bubbles in a melt and determine the chemical interaction between water and rock at the Earth’s surface. Kinetic treatments on the diffusion of heat and matter through crystals and melts will be used to constrain the timing of geological processes. Recommended preparation: Knowledge of mathematics at the level of partial differential equations; mineralogy (EESC 4113); and petrology (EESC 4701); or permission of the instructor.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 11 students (25 max) as of 5:04PM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4009
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221EESC4009W001

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