ESS323H1: Metamorphic Petrology

Hours: 
24L/36P

This course provides a basic understanding of the formative processes of metamorphic rocks through quantitative applications of simple thermodynamic and kinetic principles. Topics include processes of heat and mass transport in orogenic belts, fluid-rock interaction in metasomatic systems, pressure-temperature-time paths of metamorphic rocks, temporospatial patterns of metamorphism through geologic time, and metamorphism in extreme conditions.

Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)