ESCI 464 - Global Tectonics


Class Meetings:

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Problem Set 2: Problems (from “new” chapter 2): lc,e,g,and i; 2c,e,g, and i; 3,c,e, and g; and 5; due Wed. Sept. 10

 

You should already have read pp.391-440 from Fowler (on mid-ocean ridges).

 

Read pp. 440-458 from Fowler (on transform faults).

 

Problem Set 3: Problems (from old chapter 3) 1,2 4, 6, 7, 8, 9;due Wed. Sept.24

 

Read short article by Kanamori on Earthquake magnitudes Kanamori--Quantification of Earthquakes 1978.pdf

 

Read pp. Fowler pp. 458-486 (subduction zones).

 

Problem Set 4: Problems from new chpt 4: Do problems 1ab and 3. Ask Emilia for a version of the HS3-NUVEL1A angular velocities in cartesian coordinates to solve Problems 1a and 1b.Use matlab to solve problem 3 (the subroutines that you’ll need are posted below under “old links”).Extra credit homework assignment:calculate how volcanic production is divided between mid-ocean ridges, hotspots, and island arcs (i.e., calculate the percentage of each).Document your calculation���������� due Mon.. Oct. 6

 

Problem Set 5: Problems from old chpt 5Chapter_5.pdf :��� 1,3,5, & 7������ due Wed.. Oct. 15

 

Problem Set 6: Problems from old Chpt 6 of C & HChapter_6.pdf : Problems 1, 3, 5 a,c,e,g,i, & 6.����� due Mon.. Oct. 20

 

Problem Set 7: tentative old Chapter 7 Chapter_7.pdf: Problems 1, 3, 5, & 7.For problem 3 assume that the angle for the first rotation is 130� and that the angle for the second rotation is 40�.Read the Finite Rotations.pdf (link below) before doing the homework assignment. Due Fri. Oct. 31.

 

Impending class schedule:

Monday Oct. 6—no class;

Wed. Oct. 8, discussion of a recent paper on hydrothermal circulation at the ridges

Fontaine et al 2008 Hydrothermal circ at slow MORs--axial litho thickness.pdf ;

Fri. Oct. 10, problem session;

Mon. Oct. 13 no class (Midterm recess);

Wed. Oct. 15. Review session for the exam.

Fri. Oct. 17, problem session,

Mon. Oct. 20, lecture, take home exam handed out (due Mon. Oct. 27). Note change of dates!

 

Problem Set 7B: old Cox & Hart chapter 7 problems:  9, 11, and 12.Due Fri. Nov. 7

Problem Set 8: old Cox & Hart chapter 8 Chapter_8.pdf problems: 1a,c,e,g,hDue Fri. Nov. 14
Note that for no good reason all the profiles are plotted upside down.

 

Problem Set 9: old Cox & Hart chapter 9 Chapter_9.pdf problems: 1 a,c,e, etc. ; 2 a,c,e, etc. ; 3, 6, & 8.Due Fri. Nov. 21

 

Problem Set 10: old Cox & Hart chapter 10 CH chpt10.pdf problems: 1, 2 (Consider both figure 10-18 and figure 4 from Gripp and Gordon 2002 [hs3reprint.pdf] ), 3, & 4.�� Due Fri. Dec. 5.

 

The final exam will be take-home and due on the last day of finals.

 

 

 

 

Texts:

Draft revisions to Cox & Hart’s Plate Tectonics: How It Works

Chapter1revdraft1.pdf���� chpt 1 revdraft1figures.pdfChapter2revdraft1.pdf

chpt2 revdraft1 figures.pdf��� Chapter_3.pdfrev chapter 4.pdf

Required

 

The Solid Earth, Fowler

Strongly recommended

 

Plate Tectonics, Oreskes, ed.

 

Recommended

 

Links

 

Mid-Ocean Ridges.pdf, 2005Exam1.pdf , Finite Rotations.pdf , Diffuse boundaries and non-rigid plates.pdf , New tests of the fixed HS aprox.ppt , Magnetism.pdf , ESCI 464 2007 Exam 2.pdf , 2008 exam 2 review questions.txt

 

 

Old Links:

Wegener powerpoint , Mid-Ocean Ridges , Matlab Routine Usage Chart , Matlab Subroutines 2002 Exam 1 , 2003 Exam 1 , 2005 Exam 1 study questions , Hotspot lecture , Plate rigidity lecture , Plate rigidity supplement , Subduction lecture , 2002 Exam 2 , 2002 Takehome exam problem , 2003 Takehome exam problems , Magnetism lecture

 

 

 

 











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