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Active Geosystems - GEOS373

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Active geosystems of the Pacific rim are the key to reconstruction of the circum-Pacific. Fieldwork and literature research form the foundation for description and interpretation of the active geosystems of New Zealand. Fieldwork is conducted in both the South and North Islands of New Zealand and includes: (1) active glacial processes and their implications for climate change; (2) impact of the 2011-2012 Christchurch earthquakes; (3) climate records in the Amuri limestone; (4) the Cretaceous - Tertiary boundary and mass extinction event; (5) evidence for changes in oceanic and atmospheric circulation; (6) the active andesitic volcanoes of the Ruapehu-Tongariro region; (7) tephra and ignimbrite deposits in the Taupo region; (8) geothermal systems and power generation in the Rotorua region; (9) volcanism in and around Auckland.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S3 External - Session 3, December 2019 - February 2020, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Heather Handley

Permission by special approval and GEOS206 and GEOS226 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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