Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
This course deals with the origin and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Attention is focused upon the chemical aspects of rock systems, e.g. equilibria between minerals and melts. The nature and plate tectonics of melting of the mantle and crust are examined, as well as the processes involved in magmatic differentiation. Metamorphic histories of continental and oceanic rocks are studied. These topics are unified by the plate tectonic settings of igneous and metamorphic activity. Laboratories involve the study of rock suites from classic areas around the world and a field trip to southern New York.
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