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Juliet G Crider
ESS 590
Seattle Campus

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Fractures, fluids, and heat: the basic science behind geothermal energy and other problems involving fluid flow in fractured rock. Topics covered include: crustal heat flow, crustal stress fields, hydraulic fracturing of rocks ("fracking"), fluid flow through fractures, and induced seismicity. Seminar style (reading, discussions) with problem sets and a final project.

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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.
Last Update by Juliet G Crider
Date: 02/04/2014