Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ESCI 456 - PLANETARY VOLCANISM

Long Title: PLANETARY VOLCANISM
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This seminar will cover the broad range of volcanic phenomena in the solar system, via weekly readings of, and student presentations on, classic and recent papers. Topics include: Composition (basaltic, silicic, unusual, carbonatite), cryovolcanism, structure (caldera, rift zones, volcanic spreading radiating dike systems, magma chambers, and sill complexes), and dynamics (eruption mechanism, effusive vs. explosive, volatiles and atmospheres/oceans). The planetary settings to be considered include Earth, Venu, Mars, Mercury, Moon, large asteroids and outer planet satellites. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ESCI 656. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 456 if student has credit for ESCI 656.