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Igneous Petrology
This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation provides an introduction to the structure of the earth in the context of the generation of igneous rocks. Slides in the presentation cover the composition of layers of the earth, P-wave and S-wave velocities through layers of the earth, pressure and heat characteristics of the earth, and regions of igneous generation within the earth. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer is needed to view this PowerPoint presentation.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Feel free to download copies of the PowerPoint file. You can modify your copy to suit your own needs, selecting any graphics you choose, but please cite any original sources. John Winter, Whitman College, An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Prentice-Hall Inc., 2001.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-040
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Class Materials'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr John DuNann Winter
Department of Geology