Shape and Structure of the Ocean Floor

Course Number: 
SIO 244
Course Description: 

Description and explanation of the structural geomorphology of oceanic crust, and of the tectonic and volcanic processes responsible for it. Description and interpretation of deep-sea sedimentary landforms (e.g., deep-sea fans, drifts, bedforms) and of the bottom currents that shape them. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisites: 
any previous graduate/undergraduate earth science or geology course.
Number of Units: 
4
Academic Year: 
2012-2013