Ge 11 d
Introduction to Earth and Planetary Sciences: Geophysics
9 units (3-0-6) |
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.
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