Sem Sælands vei 2A
Plate Tectonics operate by localizing deformation at plate boundaries on all scales. In order to understand and model plate tectonics, we need to understand the fundamental processes of deformation operating in the Earth. It is the objective of this course to teach these processes and how they are manifested in rocks. The course will use examples from experiments and natural occurrences and will illustrate their use in a more quantitative study of rock deformation.
The course will give an introduction to the physics and tectonic processes that govern the properties and evolution of the Earth and other planets.