12.716 Essentials of Oceanic Petrology
Qualitative interpretation and quantitative analysis of melting, melt transport, melt-rock reactions, igneous crustal accretion, metamorphism and hydrothermalism at oceanic spreading centers and subduction-related arcs applied to understanding the variations in the composition of the Earth's (oceanic) mantle and crust and accretionalry processes at mid-ocean ridges. Combines theoretical methods with field, petrographic, geochemical, and computational techniques. Topics vary from year to year.
This class has 12.710 as a prerequisite.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information at the Fall 2019 Course 12: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences site or on the 12.716 Stellar site.
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