Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Physics

Academics

Physics 360. Geophysics

Use of the principles of physics to understand current geologic phenomena and the evolution of the Earth and planets. Topics include the structure and evolution of the interiors of the Earth and other planets, deformation of solid material, seismology, heat generation and transport, dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere, hydrology, gravity anomalies, geomagnetism and impact cratering.