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Planet Earth: Dynamic Systems, Environmental Change and Resources (6 points)


Leader: Ms Marion Anderson

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A continuation of the introduction to Geociences. Topics include: Plate tectonics; formation and evolution of ocean basins and continents, earthquakes and volcanoes, mountain ranges and the formation of coal, petroleum and mineral deposits; the formation of rocks in various sedimentary environments and how rocks and the crust deform over geologic time; paleontology and the evolution of life in earth's history; the importance of groundwater hydrology, aqueous geochemistry and transport of elements in waters of the earth's surface and crust.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% + Laboratory work, quizzes, assignment and two field excursions: 50%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week

Prerequisites: ESC1011, or permission

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