Ge 106

Introduction to Structural Geology

9 units (3-0-6)  |  second term
Prerequisites: Ge 11 ab.
Description and origin of main classes of deformational structures. Introduction to continuum mechanics and its application to rock deformation. Interpretation of the record of deformation of the earth's crust and upper mantle on microscopic, mesoscopic, and megascopic scales. Introduction to the tectonics of mountain belts.
Instructor: Avouac

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