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Deformation and Metamorphism of the Crust (6 points)


Leader: Professor Gordon Lister

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Geology is essentially a forensic science, and every geologist needs to know the vital clues to look for in order to work out what happened to a particular volume of rock, and in what order. The unit will: (1) focus on case studies from modern and ancient mountain belts; (2) teach the basic skills necessary to unravel the history of deformation and metamorphism in zones of the Earth's crust affected by tectonism; and (3) show how these observations can be linked and used to infer the large scale crustal architecture of orogenic zones.

Assessment: Open book theory examination (2 hour): 25% + Open book practical examination (3 hour): 25% + Ongoing assessment of practical exercises submitted after each case study: 50%

Prerequisites: ESC2111 or ESC2022

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