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Spring 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4947 section 001
PLATE TECTONICS

Call Number 16957
Day & Time
Location
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
506 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor W R Buck
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: course in solid earth geology or geophysics; one year of general physics
Plate tectonics is the foundation of our understanding of all Earth processes including the climate system.  This course will focus on four aspects of the development of the plate tectonic theory: the history of science concerning ideas about the evolution of the Earth including accounts of the plate tectonic revolution from the point of view of the people, many at Columbia, who led the way; geophysical methods such as the magnetic, gravity, heat flow and seismic tools and techniques that sparked, and continue to advance, the revolution; unresolved tectonic questions including the generation of mountain belts, the splitting of continents and the formation of large igneous provinces; climatic effects of plate tectonics such as changes in sea level and planetary albedo, the erosion and weathering of mountains, volcanic CO2 release and subduction recycling of carbon.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 7 students (40 max) as of 5:04PM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4947
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221EESC4947W001

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