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.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-827.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
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