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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
Volcanic rocks constitute a significant component of the surface of all the terrestrial planets. Volcanoes are the main location of mass and energy exchange between the external and internal parts of our planet, making volcanic processes key not only for the physical and chemical evolution of the planet, but also to the evolution of climate and life. This course incorporates the physics and chemistry of magmatic processes related to volcanic activity in several modules followed by exercises done in class and complemented by weekly assignments. The goal of this course is to enable students to be able to: a) identify, describe and interpret the different volcanic deposits in the geologic record; b) interpret the physical mechanisms by which magmas are produced, transport through the mantle and crust, and erupt at the surface; c) understand the role of volcanism in planetary evolution; d) evaluate the hazards and risks to human populations and the environment associated with volcanic processes.
When Offered Spring (offered in alternate years).
Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TRSnee Hall Geological Sci 1156
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