JPE395H1: Physics of the Earth

Hours: 
24L

Designed for students interested in the physics of the Earth and the planets. Study of the Earth as a unified dynamic system; determination of major internal divisions in the planet; development and evolution of the Earth's large scale surface features through plate tectonics; the age and thermal history of the planet; Earth's gravitational field and the concept of isostasy; mantle rheology and convection; Earth tides; geodetic measurement techniques, in particular modern space-based techniques.

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