12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Thermal and Chemical Evolution of the Earth

As taught in: Spring 2005

TERRA mantle convection model.

A visualization of mantle convection. (Courtesy of NASA-JPL.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Robert Van Der Hilst

Course Features

Course Description

The main objective of this cross-disciplinary course is to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data.