With lab. Chemical processes affecting the distribution and circulation of chemical compounds in natural waters. Geochemistry of precipitation, rivers, lakes, groundwater, and oceans; applications of thermodynamic equilibria to predicting composition of aqueous systems. Behavior of trace metals and radionuclides in near surface environments. Prerequisite: Chem 111, 112.
Origin and forms of glaciers; erosional and depositional processes and recognition of erosional and constructional landforms and depositional systems. Pleistocene history of New England, sea level, and isostasy. Field trips by arrangement.
The seminar will focus on readings suggested each week by speakers in the International Quaternary webinar series, with discussions and presentations by seminar participants.
This course will help you understand mathematics and physics, those courses you took but now don't remember, so that you can fulfill your dreams of being a scientist. We will learn the art and style of quantitative analysis using geologic processes as examples. We will re-learn calculus, probability and statistics, and linear algebra. We will learn the Python computing language to write computer code to apply, use, and learn these concepts. After this course, you should feel more comfortable understanding math and physics and their applications to Geosciences.
Advanced undergraduate and graduate course presents a basic study in seismology and the utilization of seismic waves for the study of Earth's interior. It introduces techniques necessary for understanding of elastic wave propagation in layered media. Students are expected to have taken Intro Geoscience classes and have good background in basic physics and mathematics.