Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ESCI 664 - GLOBAL TECTONICS

Long Title: GLOBAL TECTONICS
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: Geometrical aspects of plate tectonics, the 3 traditional types of plate boundaries, instantaneous plate motions, earthquakes and faulting, space geodesy, geomagnetic reversals, paleomagnetic poles, hotspots, "absolute" plate motion, true polar wander, driving forces, diffuse plate boundaries, plate nonrigidity, and rheology of the lithosphere. Instructor Permission Required.Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ESCI 464. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 664 if student has credit for ESCI 464.