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.

Cutting Edge

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