University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOLOGY 3013 - Tectonics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week, plus field trip. Other students may apply to Head of Geology for exemption
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: GEOLOGY 2501 or equivalent
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 2500 & GEOLOGY 2502
Assessment: Exam, practical assignments, seminar, field trip reports
Syllabus:

This course will develop knowledge of the Earth as a four-dimensional dynamic system. The megascopic structure of the earth - oceanic and continental crust and lithosphere, and the asthenosphere, will be introduced and compared. The basic dynamic potentials acting on the Earth (heat, gravity) will be examined, and their diverse first order effects explored (isostasy, convection, exhumation, pluming). The concepts of rifting and ocean formation will be examined, as will those of subduction and mantle plumes. Processes of orogenesis will be examined in depth. Recent and Mesozoic evidence (structural, geochemical, geophysical, sedimentological) for the operation of these processes will be examined. We will examine evidence and constraints on interpretation of these processes operating in past geological eras: the Palaeozoic, Proterozoic and Archaean. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding examples from the tectonic evolution of the Australian Plate. Details of field trip will be communicated at start of the course.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12857 LE01 50 17 2 Mar - 2 Mar Wednesday 11am - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12858 PR01 50 17 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
Related Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12942 FL01 50 17 19 Apr - 22 Apr Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: This course is not available for remote study.