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Fall 2010-2011
GEO 505   No Audit

Fundamentals of the Geosciences I

Michael L. Bender
Thomas S. Duffy
Satish C. Myneni
Tullis C. Onstott
Samuel G. Philander
Jeroen Tromp
Bess B. Ward

A year-long survey, in sequence, of fundamental papers in the geosciences. Topics in 505 (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 506 (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.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
GEO Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22025 S01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:10 Limit:20
22025 S01 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm F   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:10 Limit:20