Earth and Environmental Sciences 2120

PETROLOGY

Prof. Stephen A. Nelson

Spring Semester 2014

 

Professor  Stephen A. Nelson
Send e-mail to Prof. Nelson -  snelson@tulane.edu

 

 

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Course Announcements Course Syllabus Lecture Notes Petrology Web Links
  Field Trip Photos  

 

 


Announcements  - Look here during the semester for announcements concerning this course

 

January 13, 2014 - Guess what - they're back!  Yes, you will have to know the chemical formulae for the common minerals again this semester.  Just in case you forgot them over the last week, you can get a list by clicking HERE.  A link within the document will lead you to a PDF file geared for printing this list.

 

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Lecture Notes

Note:  Two versions of each set of lecture notes are shown in the table below.  The first is in html format, optimized for viewing on the Web at screen resolutions greater than 800x600.  You can print this version directly from your Web browser, but there is no guarantee that the pages will break where they are supposed to, since each person's browser can be set up differently (margins, fonts, font sizes, etc.). 

The PDF (Portable Document Format) versions of the lecture notes are optimized for printing.  All page breaks should occur correctly.  If your web browser has the proper plug-in installed, clicking on the PDF will bring the file into your web browser from which you can then print the notes.  If the plug-ins are not installed, your web browser will either attempt to download the PDF files or offer to send you to the Adobe web site to download the plug-ins for your browser.  If you choose to download the PDF format lecture notes you will still need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the files.  This and further information about the browser plug-ins can be obtained by clicking on the icon below.

 

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Special note to Safari amd Firefox v. 3.0 or later users -  Safari and Firefox 3.0 and later uses a different method to display the Windows Symbol font which I used for creating Greek Characters like - a b D p etc. If these characatersdo not show up as Greek characters, your browser has this problem.   The alternative is to use Internet Explorer to view the html files or to use the PDF files where all fonts are rendered correctly.

Note: Only Links with a red asterisk (*) have been updated for the Spring 2014 semester. 

Textures and Structures of Igneous Rocks

PDF File*

General Classification of Igneous Rocks *

PDF File *

Simple 1 and 2 Component Phase Diagrams *

PDF File *

Ternary Phase Diagrams *

PDF File *

The Interior of Earth and Formation of Magmas *

PDF File *

Magmatic Differentiation *

PDF File *

Igneous Rocks of the Oceanic Lithosphere*

PDF File *

Igneous Rocks of Convergent Margins *

PDF File *

Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere *

PDF File *

Pyroclastic Rocks

See "Course Content" on Blackboard site for this course for the PDF file

Types of Metamorphism *

PDF File *

Metamorphic Rock Textures *

PDF File *

Triangular Plots in Metamorphic Petrology *

PDF File *

Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages *

PDF File *

Thermodynamics and Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages *

PDF File *

Metamorphic Reactions *

PDF File *

Contact Metamorphism *

PDF File *

Regional Metamorphism *

 

PDF File *

 

Radiometric Age Dating *

PDF File *

 

 

 

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Links to Petrology Web Sites of Interest

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