Office of Academic Affairs
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal

Earth and Environmental Sciences

EES 626: Advanced Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (4)

Course Contents:

  1. Introduction to Petrology
  2. Generalized compositions and end-member compositions of igneous metamorphic rock- forming minerals.
  3. Classification of igneous rocks: Field, mineralogical, chemical, and genetic.
  4. Igneous structures and field relationships
  5. Phase rule and one- and two- component systems
  6. Systems with more than 2 components
  7. Chemical Petrology: Major and trace elements
  8. Chemical Petrology: Trace elements and isotopes
  9. Continuation of isotope geochemistry
  10. Mantle melting and generation of basaltic magmas
  11. Magma diversity
  12. Layered mafic intrusions
  13. Mid-ocean ridge volcanism
  14. Oceanic intraplate volcanism
  15. Continental flood basalts
  16. Subduction related igneous activity: Island arcs
  17. Continental alkaline magmatism
  18. Anorthosites
  19. Introduction to metamorphism
  20. Stable mineral assemblages in metamorphic rocks: ACF, AKF, and AKFM diagrams
  21. Granitoid rocks
  22. Metamorphic facies and metamorphosed mafic rocks
  23. Types of metamorphic reactions, Schreinemaker's rules, petrogenetic grid
  24. Geothermometry and geobarometry
  25. Metamorphism  of politic rocks

Suggested Readings :

  1. An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, by John D. Winter (2009), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall.

Previous Back to Course List Next