12.711 Marine Geology and Geophysics II

Class Info

An introduction to marine geology and geophysics intended as part of a two-term sequence for first-year MIT-WHOI Joint Program students in marine geology and geophysics. Topics include: lithosphere evolution and mantle dynamics, the structure and composition of the oceanic crust and mantle, tectonic and magmatic processes at mid-ocean ridges, hotspot volcanism, subduction and arc magmatism, and the crustal structure and sedimentation history of continental margins.

This class has 12.710 as a prerequisite.

12.711 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Smith, S. Humphris and N. Shimizu.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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