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Ages, Rates and Timescales of Geological Processes - GEOS776

This unit describes and explores the underpinnings of the tools employed in geochronology and geochemistry in order to unravel the timing and duration of geological phenomena. Primarily focussed on high temperature geochemistry, this course will employ applications spanning from diffusion modelling in magma chambers, through zircon geochronology to model ages in addition to tracing the passage of materials through the solid Earth. A background in the analytical techniques used to attain such data will also be included.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Olivier Alard

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): GEOS876
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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