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Thermodynamics of Earth Processes - GEOS702

This unit provides the basis for using thermodynamic calculations to aid the interpretation of experimental results. The unit combines experimental and computational methods applied to a number of case studies to allow the student to acquire practical skills applicable to a wide range of research areas. Case studies will include: (i) understanding trace element partitioning and behaviour, (ii) investigating the effect of volatiles on the physics and chemistry of rock properties and melt, (iii) modelling the mineralogy of planetary interiors and (iv) geothermobarometry. Students will acquire skills in the use of standard packages such as Thermocalc and have the opportunity to apply the methods learnt to their own research interest area.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Stephen Foley

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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