Types of Metamorphism

Stephen Nelson, Department of Geology

This set of lecture notes introduces metamorphic grade and type (contact, regional, cataclastic, hydrothermal, burial, shock), and classification of metamorphic rocks. Further topics include texture, protolith, bulk chemical composition, and metamorphic facies. The notes contain definitions and a small number of instructional illustrations. 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, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Petrology
Topics: Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Metamorphic Processes
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism