Office hours: Monday 2:00-3:00; Wednesday 11:00-12:00. For other times, check my schedule to see times when I am available, then send me an email (where you also propose several times where you are available).
Lab: Your lab assignment is due on Tuesday. The maps are in the back of the classroom (or the side).
Homework: there is a new homework assignment about Euler poles due on Thursday.
Wiki: the assignment this week is about plate history. The next assignment will be your choice, so start thinking about possible topics to pitch to me on Thursday in class.
Lab on Thursday is project work time. Figure out if you are going to need to purchase supplies beforehand.
Reading: on to Chapter 5.
Wiki: the assignment this week is about plate motion. We opted for a Monday night deadline this week to honor mid-term break. For those of you on the field trip, the deadline is extend to Thursday night.
Homework: there is a new homework assignment about plate motion due on Thursday. This deadline is for everyone, including field trip participants.
Reading: you can be reading Chapter 3 and even some of Chapter 4. If you want to work ahead, start to look at the figures in Chapter 5.
Handout: Read the handout on magmatism for Tuesday's class.
Wiki: complete the volcanism assignment for your plate for Sunday October 9.
Lab: we meet in the Weitz Center this week. If you have fallen behind on your wiki entries, try ever so hard to catch up. Otherwise you will not get much out of this lab.
Homework: the assignment about seafloor stripes is due on Thursday October 13th. You can work with a partner - if you do, please write the answers in your own words (and let me know who you worked with).
Wiki: complete your third plate assignment for Sunday. You should not need to look up any information from external sources for this post. Just interpret the features you see on the map.
Lab: complete this by Tuesday in class. The maps are in the back of the classroom.
Homework: the isostasy homework is also due on Tuesday in class. We will grade them.
Learning opportunity: in lab next week. Expect 3-4 applied questions on topics including: plate boundaries, earthquake seismology, and gravity.
Upcoming office hours:
Erin, Sunday 9-10
Sarah, Monday 2-3
Sarah, Wednesday 11-12
Peter, Wednesday 8-10
Reading: here are the most useful sections: 2.1, 2.2-2.4, 2.7-2.9, 2.11, 2.12 and 2.13.
Wiki: complete your second plate assignment for Sunday on seismicity. Your comments on the first two sections of your partners' plates are due by Thursday night.
Lab: your seismology report about the earthquake in Turkey is due in lab. Remember, you write up the answers with your partner.
Homework: heads up - there will be another homework, probably due on Tuesday next week.
If you want another explanation for focal mechanisms, watch this 6+ minute video here.
Lab next week: a learning opportunity!
Reading: You could start reading Chapter 2 - I'd say sections 2.1.1-2.1.5 are a good start. You could read ahead through section 2.3 if you'd like.
Wiki: complete your first plate assignment for Sunday night. Refer to the map in our classroom if you have questions about your portion of a big plate. You can find the wiki here and the wiki assignment here. For this week, you could try using use Jules Verne Voyager, Sr or Jr to make the map. The Jr version is much easier, especially for the Antarctic plate.
Wiki editing starts this week. Put comments on two other pages. See the Assignment tab for which plates you should read.
For lab: On Tuesday, bring your two concept sketches to class. Remember, draw a decent sized image of (1) a subduction zone (ocean-continent), and (2) a divergent plate boundary. Use an Intro book (or the internet) to help you figure out how to make these drawings; 3D versions will probably be better. The text that you add should reflect the four kinds of data that we looked at in lab this week: geography (topography/bathymetry), age of the seafloor, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Use symbols to show the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Homework: the scorpion assignment is due on Thursday. Please feel free to work with a partner, especially if you're rusty or new to Excel, but let me know who you worked with. Each of you should turn in your own work in your own words. You will need a compass (not the magnetic kind) - I will leave a few on the radiator by the computer on the side of the room. Please don't take them from the classroom.
Reading: Read Chapter 1 in the textbook for Thursday. You can also start to look through Chapter 2. Before reading the text in Chapter 2, start by looking at all the diagrams and trying to figure out what they mean.
Wiki: complete your first wiki assignment for Thursday. The assignment is posted on the weekly assignment page on the wiki home screen. After this week, the assignments will typically be due on Sunday night at 11:59 pm.