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J. Michael Brown
ESS 502
Seattle Campus

The Solid Earth

Concepts of internal earth processes: Earth as heat engine and chemical processor, style of mantle convection, origin and evolution of the Earth's magnetic field, Cascadia subduction and hazards. Introduces seismology, fluid dynamics, heat flow, gravity, and geomagnetism. Focuses on the analysis, critique, and communication of ideas from scientific literature.

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Last Update by J. Michael Brown
Date: 03/27/2008