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Microstructures to Large Scale Processes: Rheology, Metamorphism and Fluids - GEOS922

This unit aims to give the student an in-depth knowledge of how to document, analyse and interpret microstructures in thin section with special emphasis on deformation and reaction microstructures. Importantly it additionally gives an overview over the rheological behaviour of different minerals at variable conditions and provides the link between microstructure, metamorphism, fluids and rheology. This knowledge is essential in order to link small-scale behaviour to large-scale behaviour in the earth crust and mantle.
The course comprises lectures, practicals, and directed reading, which form the basis for an individual project that focus on two of the tools introduced. Individual projects will involve an oral presentation and submission of a report.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Sandra Piazolo, Associate Professor Nathan Daczko

Admission to MGeoSc and GEOS207 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): GEOS707
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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