12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Mantle Convection

Spring 1998

Mantle convection.

One common model for how convection in the mantle drives plate tectonics. (Courtesy of USGS.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes from MIT and Harvard guest lecturers and a complete set of readings.

Course Description

This cross-disciplinary course aims to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data.
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Prof. Robert Van Der Hilst

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session