Igneous Petrology

John Winter, Department of Geology

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation provides an introduction to the structure of the earth in the context of the generation of igneous rocks. Slides in the presentation cover the composition of layers of the earth, P-wave and S-wave velocities through layers of the earth, pressure and heat characteristics of the earth, and regions of igneous generation within the earth. 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:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks, Plutonic Rocks
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Elements, Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
Solid Earth Processes: Plutonism, Volcanism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Geochemistry
Tectonic Setting: Oceanic Island, Continental Arc, Continental Rift, Mid-Ocean Ridge, Hot Spot, Island Arc