Properties and processes affecting the evolution and behavior of the
solid Earth. This course will focus on the geophysical processes that
build mountains and ocean basins, drive plate tectonics, and otherwise
lead to a dynamic planet. Topics include heat flow and mantle circulation,
earthquakes and seismic waves, gravity, Earth's magnetic field, and flow
of glaciers and ice sheets.
Prerequisites: any EESC 1000 or 2000 level course, MATH UN1101 (Calculus I), PHYS UN1201 (General Physics I), or equivalent preparation; concurrent enrollment in PHYS UN1201 is acceptable with permission of the instructor.
Prof. Nettles: Thursday, 2:00-3:00 PM, Schermerhorn 561
TA Kira Olsen: Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 PM, Schermerhorn 551