Course Description: Come learn about the deep Earth. Join us as we peel back the layers to reveal the interconnected set of dynamic systems that make up our planet. In this course we will cover the 6371-kilometer distance from Earth's surface to the center of its core, learning about the different regions within the planet, and how they interact. This course focuses on fundamental geophysical observations of the Earth and the laboratory experiments we use to understand and interpret them. In the process you will learn what earthquakes, volcanoes, gravity, magnetic fields, and rocks tell us about the Earth's formation and evolution.
Class Hours: T, Th 1:15-2:45PM
Class Room: Mithcell Hall, Room 350
Name: Jesse F. Lawrence
Name: Wendy Mao
- Name: Annemarie Baltay
Office: Mitchell Bldg 453A
Office Hours: W 10-11AM
- The primary readings for this course are listed for each week in the
syllabus. They may be downloaded from the syllabus.
Alternate Suggested Reading Materials:
- Fowler, C.M.R., The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, 685, 2005.
Lowrie, W., Fundamentals of Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, 356, 1997
|Final (Not Cumulative):||30%|
|No extra credit|