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Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (II): Shaped By Plate Tectonics

Course number : 19777   ID : 89180    Class Section : Spring 2
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We will learn that Alaska is a real-time plate tectonics “laboratory”. But what are plate tectonics and how do we know that the surface crust of the Earth is divided into a number of “crustal plates” that move and interact in real time? Striking features include the Aleutian Island chain caused by the Pacific Plate diving under the North American plate (locally called Alaska), and the formation of mountain ranges that host the 10 highest peaks in the United States. And while the theme is ''what is that all about,'' the many examples are all from Alaska's major mountain peaks, mountain ranges, and the related tourist attractions.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

John Matthews 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/24/2020 - 4/24/2020 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 John Matthews 

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