EASC 437:Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry


This course discusses the Earth from geochemical perspective using the fundamental geochemical tools studied in EAES 206. It covers the following: Chosmochemistry: nucleosynthesis, meteorites, formation of the solar system and the planets; The Mantle and Core: composition of the earth’s mantle and core, the “primitive mantle”, magma ocean and mantle differentiation, mantle geochemical reservoirs; The crust: oceanic crust; crust-mantle interaction, continental crust, growth of the continental crust; Reactions at the earth’s surface: weathering, soils, and stream chemistry; The oceans as a chemical system.