Tectonic History of the Western United States

GEOL 5690, Spring 2021

Meet: 10:10-11:00 am MWF (online, synchronous) until 4/7, then 10:10-11:50 M and 10:10-11:00 W

Instructor: Craig Jones, ESCI 440C, x2-6994, cjones@colorado.edu

Text: Turcotte and Schubert, Geodynamics, 2nd or 3rd edition.
      Baldridge, Geology of the American Southwest is optional
      Stüwe, Geodynamics of the Lithosphere: An Introduction can be helpful


Schedule: Last time to turn in term project, 5/4 1:30 pm


Final project 2021: Plateau Subduction and the Laramide Orogeny

Final Project 2016: Final Hildebrand analyses online here

Our set of points used to examine to test the hypothesis of Hildebrand.
The papers by Hildebrand we examined in 2016:


Handouts: (subject to updating)




Please send mail to cjones@colorado.edu if you encounter any problems or have suggestions.

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