Introduction to Global Tectonics - SIO 160
http://igppweb.ucsd.edu/~fialko/sio160.html
An introduction to geological and geophysical aspects of forces shaping our planet.
Prerequisite: ERTH50 (or consent of instructor)

Yuri Fialko; Munk 321; yfialko-at-ucsd.edu; Ph. 2-5028
Lecture course, 4-units, letter grade or S/U grade, homework (20%), midterm exam (30%), final exam (50%).
Time: Tue Thu, 2:00-3:20 PM, IGPP 4301

class@ucsd.edu



SYLLABUS

Date Topic Reading/Homework Lecturer
02 APR Historical Perspective Read: KK&V, Ch. 1, 3;
Lecture notes
YF
04 APR Deformation in the Crust and Mantle Read: KK&V, Ch. 2.10
Lecture notes
YF
09 APR Magnetic Anomalies and Seafloor Spreading Read: KK&V, Ch. 4.1
Pacific-Antarctic movies
Lecture notes
YF
11 APR Earthquakes and focal mechanisms Homework 1
Read: KK&V, Ch. 2.1, 2.10.1-2.10.3
Lecture notes
YF
16 APR Plate tectonics on a plane Read: KK&V, Ch. 5.10-5.11; Cox and Hart, Chapter 2 (Electronic reserves)
Tanya Atwater's movies
Lecture notes
YF
18 APR Plate tectonics on a sphere Homework 2
Read: KK&V, Ch. 5.1, 5.3, 5.9; Cox and Hart, Ch. 4 (Electronic reserves)
Southwest Pacific Movie
Lecture notes
YF
23 APR Internal Structure of the Earth Read: KK&V, Ch. 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9, 2.12
Lecture notes
YF
25 APR Seismo-Tectonics Homework 3
Read: KK&V, Ch. 5.2
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YF
30 APR Convergent margins Read: KK&V, Ch. 9.1-9.7
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YF
02 MAY Transform faults
Read: KK&V, Ch. 4.2, 8
Lecture notes
YF
07 MAY Mid-term exam YF
09 MAY Mid-Ocean Ridges Homework 4
Read: KK&V, Ch. 6
Animation of a propagating ridge
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YF
14 MAY Orogeny Read: KK&V, Ch. 10.1-10.4; Twiss and Moores, Ch. 20.12
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YF
16 MAY Tectonics in your backyard local field trip YF
20 MAY Appalachians Homework 5
Read: KK&V, Ch. 10.6
Lecture notes
YF
23 MAY Mantle Convection and Plate Driving Forces Read: KK&V, Ch. 2.13, 12
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YF
28 MAY Volcanism Read:KK&V, Ch. 5.5, 5.7
Lecture notes
YF
30 MAY Gravity, Isostasy, and Flexure Homework 6
Read: KK&V, Ch. 2.11
Lecture notes
YF
04 JUN Tectonic geodesy Read: KK&V, Ch. 5.8
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YF
06 JUN Tectonics and environmnent Read: KK&V, Ch. 13.1-13.2
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YF
11 JUN
3-6 pm
Final exam

 



SIO 160 SUGGESTED BOOKS (some on reserve at the Geisel Library):

Textbook:

Global Tectonics, Keary, Klepeis and Vine (3rd Ed.), Blackwell, 2008.
 
 

Reference Books:

Plate Tectonics Cox and Hart, Allen & Unwin, Boston, MA, 1986.
 

Structural Geology, 2nd Ed. Twiss and Moores, Freeman and Co., NY, 2007.
 

Principles of structural geology,  J. Suppe, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1985.
 

Getting started with Matlab, R. Pratap
 


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