GEOL 2750 Volcanology

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 2750
Number of Credits: 3

This is an introductory course in physical volcanology offered at the graduate level (although advanced undergraduates may enroll with instructor permission). Main topics covered are the geomorphology of volcanic landforms, physical properties and appearance of lava flows; the mechanisms of explosive eruptions, their associated transport and depositional processes and the nature of the products Requirements: There will be one mid term and one final exam, each consisting of multiple choice, short answer essay and problem-solving questions. Graduate students will also have a final project focusing on an aspect of volcanology.Offered alternate years in the fall term. Lecture, 3 hours.

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