Harvard University,  FAS
Spring 1998

Earth and Planetary Sciences 151 (formerly EPS 51 and 102)

Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Roberta L. Rudnick


Catalog Number: 3421
Half course (spring term).
M., W., F., at 1, and three hours of laboratory each week, W., at 2.
EXAM GROUP: 6, 7

Focuses on principal environments and processes of formation of common igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Topics include construction and interpretation of phase diagrams; models for melt generation and crystallization; recrystallization processes; thermal models of metamorphism; pressure, temperature, composition, and time as variables. Emphasizes relationship between rock-forming processes and plate tectonic setting. Laboratory examinations of selected rock suites in thin section and hand sample, and analyses of minerals by electron microscope.

Note: Expected to be omitted in 1999–00. Given in alternate years. Recommended for graduate students in petrology and geochemistry.


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