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GEOS3801: Deep Mantle to Earth Surface Dynamics (Adv)

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS3101 and is suitable for students who wish to pursue aspects of the subject in greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from the applicants on the basis of their performance at the time of enrolment. Students who elect to take this unit will participate in alternatives to some aspects of the standard unit and will be required to pursue independent work to meet unit objectives. Specific details for this unit of study will be announced in meetings with students in week 1 of semester.

Code GEOS3801
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
GEOS3101 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand how seismic tomography data reveal deep Earth structure from the core, to the lithosphere, to the subsurface.
  • LO2. Understand heat transfer processes across the deep mantle and the lithosphere, and assess their impact of the thermal and mechanical evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere.
  • LO3. Evaluate the forces involved in the deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere, use the concept of isostasy to evaluate the gravitational force acting within the lithosphere.
  • LO4. Understand the interplay between tectonic and surface processes and quantitatively assess its impacts on landscape in regions of active deformation and during periods of climate changes.
  • LO5. Apply the acquired knowledge to design and perform numerical experiments to explore coupled geodynamic, tectonic and surface processes.
  • LO6. Work collaboratively in a multicultural team environment.
  • LO7. Write concise technical reports; present engaging scientific oral presentations; design and deliver effective multimedia podcasts.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.