Introduction to Metamorphism
http://www.whitman.edu/geology/winter/Petrology/Ch%2021%20Intro to Met.ppt

John Winter, Department of Geology


This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from such effects. Metamorphic classification includes dynamic, thermal, thermo-dynamic, contact, regional, and shock metamorphism. Specific regional metamorphic events are discussed in detail, including the Scottish Highlands, Otago, New Zealand, paired metamorphic events of Japan, the Skiddaw aureole, UK, and skarn formation in Crestmore, CA. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, PTt Relationships, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Petrology
Classes of Earth Materials: Deformed Rocks, Fluids, Metamorphic Rocks
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Metamorphic Rocks, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth, Petrology:PTt Relationships, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism, Alteration (Hydrothermal), Deformation
Tectonic Setting: Continental Collision Margin, Continental ArcKeywords: aureole, hornfels, phyllite, burial metamorphism