GEO 339T GEO 339T. Continental Tectonics. 3 Hours.
Tectonic processes, with a focus on continental lithospheric structures. Subjects may include convergent margins, subduction zones, magmatic arcs, and foreland structures; collisional orogenesis, arc-continent collisions, continent-continent collision, and mountain building; formation of supercontinents; uplift and exhumation; orogenic collapse and extensional tectonics; continental rifting and passive margins; transform margins; and the effect of tectonics on climate and oceanic circulation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 339T and 371C (Topic: Tectonics II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Geological Sciences 428 with a grade of at least C- or consent of instructor.