Fundamentals of Geosciences

GEO 505/GEO 506

A year-long survey, in sequence, of fundamental papers in the geosciences.

Topics in 506 (Fall) include the origin and interior of the Earth, plate tectonics, geodynamics, the history of life on Earth, the composition of the Earth, its oceans and atmospheres, past climate. Topics in 505 (Spring) include present and future climate, biogeochemical processes in the ocean, geochemical cycles, orogenies, thermochronology, rock fracture and seismicity. A core course for all beginning graduate students in the geosciences.
Note this course is also taught by other geosciences faculty members.

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