Juliet G Crider
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.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This class is hybrid seminar/lecture and will require active participation of all students in reading, discussion, and critically evaluation of course materials.
ESS 211 or ESS 210 and one of ESS 311, ESS 411, ESS 463, or CEE 220
ESS 326 (geomorphology) or ESS 456 (depositional environments) recommended but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Grades will be based on class participation, in class exercises, problem sets/written assignments and two exams.