The Floating Lithosphere - Cross Section of North America
- Calculate pressure at depth.
- Relate depth of compensation to pressures in an isostatic system.
- Examine the relationship between crustal density and seismic wave velocities.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
This module is one of several developed by Dr. Vacher. The module presentation can be found at The Floating Lithosphere
The Powerpoint file is considered to be the student version. There are also presenter's notes.
Teaching Notes and Tips
These modules were developed as essentially self-paced, take-home lab assignments. Students are supposed to work through the modules, slide by slide, building their own worksheets as they go along, taking note of instructions and prompts, hints, and queries.
Students must have access to computers equipped with a spreadsheet program such as Excel.