12.749 Solid Earth Geochemistry

Class Info

Integrates methods in mineralogy, petrology (both igneous and metamorphic), and trace element and isotope geochemistry to address scientific issues of the solid earth. Covers processes in the solar nebula, accretion, and early differentiation of the earth. Discusses topics in three representative geodynamic environments - mid-ocean ridges, subduction zones, and mantle plumes - with respect to physical framework and petrological/geochemical aspects.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.749 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by N. Shimizu and S. Nielsen (WHOI).

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-827.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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