12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Thermal and Chemical Evolution of the Earth

Spring 2005

TERRA mantle convection model.

A visualization of mantle convection. (Courtesy of NASA-JPL.)

Course Highlights

This seminar course features lecture summaries and reading lists from MIT and Harvard guest lecturers.

Course Description

The main objective of this cross-disciplinary course is to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Robert Van Der Hilst

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate