Meteorites and Cosmochemistry|
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science|
This course will focus on the materials in the world's collection of extraterrestrial samples and what they tell us about Earth, our nearest planetary neighbors and the origin of our solar system. Planetary geochemical processes will be discussed through the examination of samples from comets, asteroids, Mars, the Moon, Vesta and Earth. Other topics covered will be impact cratering and the delivery of meteorites to Earth. Meteorites teach us about the earliest history of planet formation in this solar system and we will compare this to what is observed in other solar systems. The course is intended for majors and graduate students in NSM.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-Track A)(CHEM-Track B)(CIS)(E&ES)(PSCI-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
McSween and Huss, COSMOCHEMISTRY, Cambridge University Press (2010)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams. Laboratory and homework exercises.
|Instructor(s): Greenwood,James P. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE317; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: 4||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: X||FR: X|
|Web Resources: Moodle, Syllabus |