Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences (AHS) Graduate Course Descriptions
AHS 520. Seminar.
Lectures, readings, discussions on selected topics. May be repeated. 1-3 credits F, S.
AHS 523. Sedimentation and Stratigraphy.
Sedimentary processes and environments, formation of sedimentary rocks, stratigraphy, and basin analysis. Use of stratigraphic principles to interpret earth history. ODD. Lab. Prereq.: 220. 3 credits F.
AHS 524. Structural Geology and Tectonics.
Brittle and ductile deformation. Stress and strain theory. Structural interpretation problems. Development and significance of plate tectonics as a unifying theory for geology. Lab. Prereq.: 220, 305. 4 credits DEMAND.
AHS 525. Petrography.
Principles of optical mineralogy. Thin-section identification of minerals and rocks. Petrogenesis of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Prereq.: 325 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits DEMAND.