12.475 Plate Tectonics and Continental Deformation
First half covers basic elements of plate tectonics, including sea floor spreading, magnetic anomalies, and subduction zone. Second half covers implications of plate tectonics for continental processes, including continental rifting, continental collision, and mountain building. Emphasis will be on correlating plate tectonic and continental processes using specific examples from around the world.
This class has no prerequisites.
12.475 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. H. Royden.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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