A review of the chemical composition of Earth's major realms, the governing processes, & their temporal evolution. This course will examine the origin & chemistry of the solar system; chemistry of the core, mantle, and oceanic crust, and continental crust; the origin and evolution of the oceans and atmosphere, the modern cycles of nutrients, carbon, and O2; and weathering. These topics will be reviewed through the prisms of the theory of the origin of the solar system, geodynamics, biogeochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and radiogenic isotope geochemistry.
Sample reading list:
William White, Geochemistry
See instructor for complete list
Various review and original papers from the literature.
Other (See Instructor) - 100%
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