UE Deep Earth Geodynamics

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This course focuses on the dynamics of the deep Earth from a deterministic point of view, based on elementary principles of physics.  Topics covered include the rheological behavior of the mantle and lithosphere, mantle convection and plate tectonics, core dynamics and the generation of the Earth's magnetic field. For each of these topics, the problems are approached in different ways: order-of-magnitude analyses, analytical resolutions, discussion of the informations provided by observations, contributions from numerical simulations and experimental studies.

Teaching language: english