Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ESCI 543 - DYNAMICS OF EARTH'S INTERIOR

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE DYNAMICS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE EARTH'S INTERIOR
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Overview of the Earth's deep interior with an emphasis on dynamical processes and physical properties of the Earth's mantle. Topics include: global energy budget; convective heat transfer; thermal evolution of the Earth; constitutive laws; rheology; seismic velocities; composition, density structure; thermal expansion; thermal conductivity. Taught every other Fall. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 543 if student has credit for ESCI 413.