Seminar in Geophysics: Thermal and Chemical Evolution of the Earth

TERRA mantle convection model.

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

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

12.570

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

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.

Van Der Hilst, Robert. 12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Thermal and Chemical Evolution of the Earth, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-570-seminar-in-geophysics-thermal-and-chemical-evolution-of-the-earth-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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