EESC W3201 (Spring 2015):

Solid Earth Dynamics

Professor Göran Ekström

Meeting place: Schermerhorn 555

Meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday, 11:40-12:55


Lecture materials (restricted access)

Brief course description:

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 V1101 (Calculus I), PHYS V1201 (General Physics I), or equivalent preparation; concurrent enrollment in PHYS V1201 is acceptable with permission of the instructor.

Discussion section and office hours:

Discussion section:
Monday, 7-8 PM, Schermerhorn 555

Office hours:
Prof. Ekström: Tuesdays, 7-8 PM, DEES Faculty Lounge, Schermerhorn
TA Celia Eddy: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, DEES Student Lounge, Schermerhorn

Send email to course teaching staff:
Prof. Ekström
TA: Celia Eddy
Göran Ekström, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University