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Physio-Chemical Processes in Earth Materials - GEOS707

This course 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 metamorphic microstructures. You will also learn the relative advantages and disadvantages of various high-pressure apparatus, methods of data collection and analysis. In addition, theoretical foundations of the rheological behaviour of different minerals at variable conditions including high pressure environments provides the link between microstructure and rheology, and how to interpret these relevant to processes inside the Earth. The course comprises lectures, practical classes and directed reading, which form the basis for assessable individual projects involving literature review and oral presentations.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Nathan Daczko

Admission to MRes and GEOS207 Prerequisite Information


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

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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