Interactions of Oceanic Plates and the California Margin

Course Number: 
SIO 253
Course Description: 

How the geology of Alta and Baja California has been shaped, especially in the past 30MYR, by changing patterns of ocean plates and microplates that have subducted beneath the North American Margin, slid obliquely past it, and captured continental crust.

Prerequisites: 
graduate standing, or consent of instructor and any other earth science class for undergraduates.
Number of Units: 
4
Academic Year: 
2012-2013