Fundamentals of the Geosciences

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GEO 505
Spring 2023
Jie Deng
Adam C. Maloof
Satish C. Myneni
Allan M. Rubin
Daniel M. Sigman
Frederik J. Simons
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A yearlong survey, in sequence, of fundamental papers in the geosciences. Topics in 505 (Spring) include the origin and interior of the Earth, plate tectonics, geodynamics, the history of life on Earth, the composition of the Earth, its oceans and atmospheres, past climate. Topics in 506 (Fall) include present and future climate, biogeochemical processes in the ocean, geochemical cycles, orogenies, thermochronology, rock fracture and seismicity. A core course for all beginning graduate students in the geosciences.