Cosmogenic nuclide dating lab
Cosmogenic nuclide dating lab
Emphasis on quantitative methods for measuring, evaluating, and understanding contemporary changes relative to the last several thousand years.Prerequisite: either MATH 124, MATH 134, or Q SCI 291; recommended: An introductory background in earth sciences, chemistry or physics is helpful, but not required. View course details in My Plan: ESS 201 ESS 202 Earthquakes (5) I&S/NWEarthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world - their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur.
Emphasizes the dynamic nature of the earth's tectonic system and its relationship to physical features, volcanism, earthquakes, minerals and rocks and geologic structures. View course details in My Plan: ESS 101 ESS 102 Space and Space Travel (5) I&S/NWExplores the sun, solar storms, observations from space and from Earth; Earth's space environment, radiation belts and hazards, plasma storms and auroras, rockets and propulsion, human exploration efforts, societal impact, planetary systems and resources, and project highlighting space and its exploration. Focuses on topics of particular interest in gemology, such as mechanisms of color, history and lore of gems, and uses of gems.
Prerequisite: either Q SCI 292, MATH 125 or MATH 135; either PHYS 114/PHYS 117 or PHYS 121.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 310 ESS 311 Geomechanics (5) NWIntroduction to continuum mechanics: elasticity, fluid dynamics, diffusion, porous flow, multiphase flow, dimensional analysis, and natural convection.
Examines how volcanoes work and how they affect the environment, life, and human societies.
Illustrates principles using local examples of recent volcanism and ancient examples of mega-eruptions. SULLIVANIntroduction to the new science of astrobiology, study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, and the search for microbial and intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. Offered: jointly with ASTBIO 115/ASTR 115/BIOL 114/OCEAN 115.
Prerequisite: either ESS 101, ESS 105, ESS 210, or ESS 211.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 305 ESS 306 Planetary Geology (5) NWUp-to-date survey of geological features and processes on and within planets and their moons deduced from sampling, remote sensing, spacecraft imagery, and theory.View course details in My Plan: ESS 307 ESS 310 Mathematical Methods in the Earth Sciences (5) NWPresents mathematical methods for Earth Sciences applications.Focuses on setting up equations and on the quality of written solutions.View course details in My Plan: ESS 209 ESS 210 Physical Geology (5) NWIntroduction to the physical and chemical processes of the earth's surface and interior. Background in geology not required but science background desirable.Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, glaciation. Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 101.The course emphasizes the intrinsic relationship between human societies and geologic processes, hazards and resources. Hands-on laboratories using about one hundred representative gems and minerals.