Ge 161: Plate Tectonics, Fall 2017 class
The objective of the course is to learn about modern concepts of plate tectonics and apply them quantitatively to study problems. In the process we will use GMT software to make maps, and use the Linux operating system. We will use some web sites to search existing data bases or use existing publicly available software for obtaining parameters such as earthquake focal mechanisms and magnetic field vectors. Each student will write a final paper (useful practice for later on writing a research paper or research proposal).
Prerequisites: Ge11ab or equivalent
The grade is based on weekly problem sets, class participation, the final paper, and a final class presentation.
Regular Class Time
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 to noon, 215 North Mudd.