Introduction to Geophysics

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Solid Earth Sciences

This course is an introduction to methods used to visualize and understand the history, shape, mechanical structure, and dynamics of the solid-earth system. We will discuss how geophysical tools, including seismology, gravity, magnetism, heat flow, geochronology, and geodesy, are used to understand the age, whole earth, and near-surface structure, and to quantify the kinematics and dynamics of plate tectonics.

Pre-requisite: PHYS 2212 and EAS 2600