2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog
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GEOL 360 - Tectonics and Thermochronology


Credits: 3

Prerequisite: GEOL 100 or GEOL 101. An introduction to mountain belts and thermochronologic techniques used to quantify tectonic processes. Topics include: orogenic wedges, metamorphic core complexes, rifting, strike-slip systems, orogenic plateaus, the relationship between tectonics and climate, and the use of bedrock and detrital thermochronology to measure rates of faulting, erosion, and exhumation. Concepts are discussed in the context of natural examples, including the Appalachians, the European Alps, the Himalaya, the Andes, and the Basin and Range Province of the southwestern United States. Rahl.




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