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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Geodynamics of Lithosphere - MG440P37
Title: Geodynamics of Lithosphere
Czech title: Geodynamika litosféry
Guaranteed by: Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology (31-440)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 4
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): prof. Ing. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc.
prof. Mgr. Vojtěch Janoušek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Ondrej Lexa, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (16.01.2018)
The course is taught in English when at least one international student is enrolled. Advanced course in geotectonics and litosphere scale deformation processes designed for graduate students in structural geology, petrology and geology. Main subjects of the course are evolution of oceanic and continental crust, heat flow within the lithosphere, mechanical properties of the lithosphere, metamorphism of orogenic and subduction domains, and rifted realms and orogenic belts.
Literature -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (05.01.2018)

Turcotte, D. and Schubert, G. 2014. Geodynamics, Third Edition, Cambridge University Press

Burg , J.P.B. and Ford. M. 1997. Orogeny through time. Geological Society publication No. 121. Geological Society of London. 270pp. 

Windley, B. F. 1995. The evolving continents. Third edition, John Willey and Sons

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (22.09.2020)

Credit is given for solved practicals. For attending the exam, practicals must be handed in.

Exam covers the presentations and practicals.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (16.10.2017)

1) Composition of the continental and oceanic lithosphere and their development in space and time

2) Heat flow in the lithosphere 

3) Strength of the lithosphere 

4) Plate tectonics forces - the role of body forces

5) Metamorphism in collisional zones and orogens

6) Metamorphism and interaction of crust and mantle during subduction

7) Geotectonic setting of magmatism and its role in orogen dynamics

8) Orogeny through time - continental crust in space and time

9) Dynamics of suprasubduction regions - Andes + Japan

10) Cold orogens - Alps

11) Hot orogens - Bohemian Massif

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