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The main goal of this course is to develop deep insight and
understanding of the processes of subduction, mantle flow and overriding
plate deformation and, more generally, to gain knowledge and
understanding of geodynamics, geodynamic modelling and plate tectonics.
The mutual dependence and interrelatedness of different aspects of
subduction will be demonstrated, including subduction zone geology,
subduction zone kinematics, subduction zone geometry, subduction zone
dynamics and subduction-induced mantle flow. This provides the student
with an integrated view of subduction zone processes, mantle flow and
overriding plate deformation. The integrated view is further
substantiated through both global and local approaches, and both
process-oriented and phenomenological approaches.
The students will develop skills: (1) To quantify plate velocities and
plate boundary velocities on a sphere; (2) To identify and quantify
driving and resistive forces in subduction systems; (3) To evaluate and
quantify overriding plate deformation rates at subduction zones; (4) To
apply simple equations from fluid dynamics to geodynamic and geological
problems; (5) To critically assess and discuss the relevant scientific
including geodynamic modelling results, presented in such papers.

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graag titel veranderen in:
"Advanced Geodynamics and Tectonics"


Lectures (11 x 2 hours) and practicals (11 x 2 hours), one day of oral
presentations (8 hours).


Practical exercises (63%), written paper review (12%), oral presentation

Vereiste voorkennis

BSc Geology


The course is mostly based on published scientific literature in the
fields of Geodynamics, Tectonics, Geophysics and Geology.


1st year MSc students in Solid Earth Sciences.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Geodynamics, Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geophysics courses at BSc

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1173
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. W.P. Schellart
Examinator prof. dr. W.P. Schellart

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