GEOL 211 - Geochemistry

This course examines the chemical processes characteristic of specific geological settings, with an emphasis placed on the processes governing elemental differentiation, migration, and distribution. Discussion topics include high and low temperature fluid-rock interaction, aqueous geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotopes, thermodynamics and kinetics, biogeochemistry, and solid-Earth geochemistry. Students will be introduced to common analytical techniques for determining whole rock, mineral, soil, and water compositions.

Credits: 3.0
no scheduled sessions