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ESS241H: Geologic Structures and Maps

Course Description

Field observations, description and classification of geological structures: stratigraphic and intrusive contacts, unconformities; relative age determination; folds and fold systems; faults and fault systems; boudinage, foliations and lineations; spherical projections and mechanical principles (stress, strain, rheology). Practical work focuses on reading geological maps, constructing cross-sections, and interpreting both in terms of geological processes and histories.


GLG345H1, EESC37H3

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)