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GEOL 5507 - Plate Tectonics

(4 credits)
Prerequisites: GEOL 1200.

Discusses the fundamental mechanics and structure of the Earth as a basis for considering plate motion. Major topics include: continental drift, sea floor spreading, and the plate boundaries at mid-ocean ridges, transforms, subduction zones, mountain ranges and rifts, in addition, the proposed drive mechanisms for plate tectonics.

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