Ge 11 d

Introduction to Earth and Planetary Sciences: Geophysics

9 units (3-0-6)  |  second term
Prerequisites: Ch 1, Ma 2 a, Ph 2 a.
An introduction to the geophysics of the solid earth; formation of planets; structure and composition of Earth; interactions between crust, mantle, and core; surface and internal dynamics; mantle convection; imaging of the interior; seismic tomography. Although Ge 11 abcd is designed as a sequence, any one term can be taken as a standalone course.
Instructors: Clayton, Gurnis

Please Note

The online version of the Caltech Catalog is provided as a convenience; however, the printed version is the only authoritative source of information about course offerings, option requirements, graduation requirements, and other important topics.