Tectonics and Climate (ESS 590 B)

ESS 590 B 13382

3 credits


Location: JHN 075

Schedule: MW 1:30- 2:50 pm

Department: Earth and Space Sciences

Quarter: Spring

Tectonics and climate? Climate and Tectonics? It is obvious that the major mountain belts on Earth reflect a balance between the two. Beyond that, almost nothing else is. Understanding the processes at play and their relative importance remains one of the great challenges in the Earth Sciences. We will survey the fundamental theory, the observational techniques, and the settings that speak to this challenge.

The class will mix lectures and readings. Active participation is critical.