Ge 11a/101

Introduction to Geology and Geochemistry

Earth as a Planet

   
         
         
    Instructor: Brian Wernicke (brian@gps.caltech.edu, 317 NM)    
         
         
    Teaching Assistants: Florian Hofmann (fhofmann@caltech.edu, B114A NM); Hao Xie (hxie@caltech.edu, 303 NM)
   
         
         
   
Course Information Presentations Homeworks
Syllabus (pdf) Class Lecture 1 (pptx) Problem Set 1 (docx)
Lectures: 2pm MWF in 251 ARMS Class Lecture 2 (pptx)
Labs: 1-4 pm Thursday in 267 ARMS Class Lecture 3 (pptx)
Field trip: 11/15-11/18 Class Lecture 4 (pptx)
Class Lecture 5 (pptx)
Class Lecture 6 (pptx)
Class Lecture 8&9 (pptx)
Class Lecture 10 (pptx)
  Class Lecture 11 (pptx)
  Class Lecture 12 (pptx)
Class Lecture 14 (pptx)
Class Lecture 19 (pptx)
Class Lecture 20 (pptx)
Class Lecture 21 (pptx)
Class Lecture 22 (pptx)
Class Lecture 26-28 (pptx)
   
         
    Usful links:    
    Mineral Identification Key    
    Mindat.org    
    Classification of Magmatic Rocks    
    How to Read a Ternary Diagram    
    Mapping Basics    
    How to Read a Topo Map    
    Find topographic maps for the US: https://store.usgs.gov/map-locator    
    Find geologic maps: https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html    
    GK Gilbert's "Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains", 1877    
    Tanya Atwater's plate tectonics animations    
    Plate boundaries for Google Earth: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/plate-boundaries.kmz    
    Emag2 global magnetic model: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/emag2.html    
    Analog models of extension: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/emag2.html    
    Analog model of thrust wedge: http://florianhofmann.net/sand_wedge.mov http://florianhofmann.net/sand_wedge_redrawn.mov    
    Global plate reconstruction: http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/plate_reconstruction/platereconstruction.html    
    Global spreading rates: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/ocean_age/ocean_age_2008.html    
    Dan McKenzie and other talking about the early days of plate tectonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg31wiVaUCk    
    Besse Pangea breakup movie