Fall 2022 - EASC 404 D100
Structural Geology II (3)
Class Number: 1962
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 18, 2022
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
Office: TASC 1 Room 7412
Prerequisites:Pre/corequisite: EASC 301 and 309. All with a grade of C- or better.
Application of advanced concepts in structural geology to a variety of tectonic problems; deformation mechanisms; flow concepts applied to ductile deformation; description and interpretation of microstructural fabrics; strain partitioning from grain scale to global scale.
This course covers in greater detail the geometry, kinematics, and/or dynamics of macro-, meso-, and micro-scale structures, as well as the application of advanced concepts in structural geology to a variety of tectonic problems. Specific topics will include: deformation mechanisms; flow concepts applied to ductile deformation; relationship between deformation and metamorphism; description and interpretation of microstructural fabrics; strain partitioning from grain scale to global scale; geochronology as applied to deformation.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- demonstrate a more complete understanding of the concepts of deformation, deformation mechanisms, stress and strain, material properties and their relationship to the types of deformation, and the processes responsible for the development of geologic structures
- use the scientific method to obtain & critically evaluate scientific information as it applies to structural geology and the study of deformational processes
- demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret deformation at multiple scales, from microscopic to continental scale
- identify, describe and carry out a kinematic and dynamic analyses, and know how to infer, and possibly measure, the states of stress and strain that led to the development of the structures
- Lab and Class Exercises 10%
- Term Paper 15%
- Seminar Presentation 5%
- Midterm 25%
- Final Oral Exam 45%
Field trip: There will be a 2-day field trip to Harrison Lake from October 15-16 and a supplementary fee of $110.41
"Micro-tectonics"; Passchier, Cees W., Trouw, Rudolph A.J.; 2nd 2005; Springer; ISBN : 3-540-29359-0 (electronic version available through the SFU library website)
ISBN: ISBN : 3-540-29359-0
Hanmer and Passchier "Shear-Sense Indicators: A Review" - GSC paper 90-17. (electronic version available at: https://doi.org/10.4095/132454)
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