The Solid Earth System
EESC 2200 Spring 2008
Lectures - Monday and Wednesday, 2:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Lab - Monday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Solid Earth System component of the Earth's
series provides an integrated view of the lithospheric component of the Earth
system and interactions at the surface. Topics covered include:
- The Earth and its surface processes: hypsometry of the Earth, minerals and
rocks, the hydrological cycle, weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition
of sediment, petroleum reserves.
- Geologic time: origin of the Solar System and Earth, radioactive isotopes
and geochronology, Earth history.
- Plate tectonics: origin and development of continents, ocean basins, mountain
systems on land and sea, earthquakes, volcanoes, mineral resources.
- Laboratory exploration of topics through demonstrations, experimentation,
computer data analysis and modeling.
Steven L. Goldstein (email@example.com)
Sidney Hemming (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office hours held in 551 Schermerhorn.
Adrienne Smith (email@example.com).
Amy Balanoff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January 30, 2008
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