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Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Online | NA Pages | English
This note covers the following topics: Igneous Classification, Igneous Textures, Field Relationships, Thermodynamics, Phase Rule and Binary systems, Binary and Greater Systems, Trace Element and Isotopes, Magma Diversification, Layered Mafic Intrusions, Continental Flood Basalts, Granitoid Rocks, Metamorphic Facies and Mafic Rocks, Thermodynamics and Geothermobarometry, Metamorphic Fluids, Mass Transfer and Metasomatism.

 
Petrography Notes

Online | NA Pages | English
This note explains the following topics: amphibole, clinopyroxene, feldspar, olivine, pyroxene, rock classification and Sedimentary.

 
Petrology by Dr. Susan M. DeBari

Online | NA Pages | English
This course is devoted to teaching identification, nomenclature, and processes of formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks found in the Earth's crust and upper mantle. Topics covered includes: Physical Properties of Magmas, Modal Classification, Chemical Classification of Magmas, Phase Diagrams, Mantle melting, Volcanic Rocks, Magma differentiation, Andesites, Granitic rocks, Extrusive silicic rocks, Metamorphic Petrology, Metamorphic protoliths/Metamorphic facies: Metamorphic facies, Naming of metamorphic rocks, Graphical representation of metamorphic rocks, Metamorphic reactions and Metabasites, Calcareous rocks, Metamorphism and Tectonics.

 
Petrology Lecture Notes

Online | NA Pages | English
This lecture note surveys the distribution, chemical composition, and mineral associations in rocks of the earth's crust and upper mantle, and establishes its relation to tectonic environment. The emphasis is on the use of chemistry and physics to interpret rock forming processes.

 
Introduction To Petrology

PDF | 137 Pages | English
This note covers the following topics: Earth interior, Mantle, Crust, Oceanic crust, Continental crust, Velocity structure, Velocity boundaries, Petrology and Tectonics, Lithosphere, Pressure Gradient, Pressure In The Crust, Heat Sources In The Earth, Heat Production and Heat Transfer.

 
Igneous Petrology

Online | NA Pages | English
This note covers the following topics: structure and heat produciton in Earth, Introduction to igneous rocks, Subduction zones, Classification of igneous rocks, Thermodynamics, Igneous textures, Thermodynamics and Layered Mafic Intrusions, Heat transfer and intro to geochemistry, Long Valley overview and volcanic structures, Mantle composition and melting, Mantle geochemistry and continental alkaline rocks.

 
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Online | NA Pages | English
This introductory level course note in Petrology is aimed at arming the students with the basic tools needed for understanding igneous and metamorphic processes. Topics covered includes: Magmas and Lavas, Classification of igneous rocks, Phase equilibria in igneous petrology and crystallization of magmas, Magmatic differentiation, Plate tectonic setting of igneous rocks, Types of metamorphic reactions, Geothermometry and geobarometry.

 
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