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GL5036: EARTH PHYSICS, STRUCTURE AND PROCESSES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course aims to develops students' understanding of the fundamentals of Earth’s structure and geodynamic processes, introducing geological concepts to those from a more physics-based background, and fundamental physics to those from a geoscience background. By the end of this course students will be able to explain how Earth's structure and processes are governed by the underlying physics, and describe how the Earth deforms and the consequences of this on the surface of the Earth. This course will also develop students' coding skills and give them experience in reading scientific papers and in scientific writing.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Amy Gilligan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  1. Earth as planet
  2. The Earth’s Internal Structure
  3. Heat in the Earth
  4. Geomagnetism
  5. Gravity
  6. Plate Tectonics
  7. Rheology
  8. Isostasy and Flexure
  9. Basin Formation.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University weeks 14 - 15
  • 2 Lectures during University week16

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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