Geophysics of Active and Passive Continental Margins

Lecturers: Marta Pérez Gussinyé, Volkhard Spieß

Content:

- structure of subduction zones and active margins
- structure of passive margins, rifting
- properties of plates and plate margins



Skills:

Students should develop a basic understanding of
- structures of subduction zone and its controlling factors
- physical models of lithopsheric flexure at subduction zones

Assessment:

Presentation of solved problems


Exam:

seminar talk

Literature:

Watts, T. (2003) Isostasy and Flexure of the Lithosphere, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge

Turcotte, D. and Schubert G. (2002) Geodynamics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge


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