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ESS 366 - Geologic Structures and Tectonics


4 hours
The nature and origin of Earth’s deformed rocks considered at scales ranging from atomic to global and their implications for tectonics. Topics include non-tectonic structures, faults, folding, brittle and ductile features, mountain building, regional geology of North America, stress and strain in Earth materials, and more. Laboratory emphasizes solving structural problems, understanding geologic maps, and interpreting geologic history. Field trip over Spring Break to the southern Appalachians. Prerequisite(s): ESS 105 , MATH 131   UG