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Fall 2012-2013
GEO 505   No Audit

Fundamentals of the Geosciences I

Michael L. Bender
David M. Medvigy
François Morel
Satish C. Myneni
Samuel G. Philander
Jorge L. Sarmiento
Jeroen Tromp

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
22422 S01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:9 Limit:20
22422 S01 02:00:00 pm - 04:50:00 pm F   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:9 Limit:20