ADVANCED PETROLOGY SCHEDULE - FALL 2001

Week #
DATES
SUBJECT
1
Aug. 28, 30
Organization and objectives; Overview of SRP history; Mike&Dave
2
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
AUG. 31 - SEPT. 5: FALL FIELD TRIP
3
Sept. 6
Review igneous systems and processes; introduction to petrological and geochemical aspects of "MASH"
4
Sept. 11, 13
Physical and chemical properties of magmas; modeling magma characteristics and differentiation processes
5
Sept. 18, 20
Interpretation of petrological and petrochemical data
6
Sept. 25, 27
Petrogenesis of volcanic rocks along the SRP hotspot track.
    SRP Workshop (Sept. 28-30) Field trips to COM (Sept. 28) and Cedar Butte (Sept. 29)
    SALSA PARTY (Sept. 30)
7
Oct. 2, 4
2-4: Review and discussion; students assigned to taking "minutes" of assigned parts of SRP workshop field-trip, with written summary and oral presentation; lead round-table discussion.
8
Oct. 9, 11

9: Geodynamics from structural point of view; lot's of flexibility folloing threads developed earlier; fluid statics, kinetics and dynamics
11: cont

9
Oct. 16-18

16: cont.
18: Review
NOTE: Mike will be gone to a meeting in South Amercia (SSAGI III) from October 19-30.

10
Oct. 23-25
23: Midterm Exam
25: Open day (no formal class)
11
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
Dikes vs. sills vs. diapirs
12
Nov. 6, 8
MASH intro.
13
Nov.13, 15
MASH and SRP?
14
Nov. 20-24
THANKSGIVING VACATION
15
Nov. 27-29
ESRP tecton-magmatic evolution
16
Dec. 4-6
ESRP tecton-magmatic evolution - cont.
17
Dec. 11, 13
Class presentations (re. term paper projects)
18
Dec. 18
Lecture Final Exam, 7:30 - 9:30 am

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