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Stephen E. Wood
ESS 306
Seattle Campus

Planetary Geology

Up-to-date survey of geological features and processes on and within planets and their moons deduced from sampling, remote sensing, spacecraft imagery, and theory. Comparative discussion of volcanism, tectonics, surface processes, and thermal evolution. Examination of moon rocks and meteorites. Prerequisite: either ESS 101, ESS 105, ESS 210, ESS 211.

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Recommended preparation

Any introductory geology course (such as those listed above) or permission of the instructor (for those who have studied geology on their own and/or are willing to do additional assigned background reading during the course)

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Stephen E. Wood
Date: 04/21/2010