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GEOL 4601 - Plate Tectonic Regimes

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Lecture
This lecture and seminar course describes the tectonic regimes of the lithosphere by examining integrated petrological, geophysical, and geochemical perspectives in the context of the Wilson cycle and plate tectonics. Topics include the current understanding of active plate tectonic processes, including: composition of the lithosphere and asthenosphere; mechanics of plate movements; formation of plate boundary types; continental rifts and margins; oceanic spreading, triple junctions and transforms faults; subduction and island arcs; continental collision and formation of mountain belts.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 3111  and GEOL 3113 , with a grade of C- or higher.
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