Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GES 3800 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)

When Offered: Spring
Sediments and sedimentary rocks make up the majority of materials found at the Earth’s surface and can provide clues to ancient environments and paleoclimates, as well as provide reservoirs for fossil fuels and groundwater. The first part of this class explores the basic principles of sedimentation, particle transport mechanisms, depositional environments, diagenesis, and lithification of particles, and students learn to classify sedimentary rocks. The second half of the semester involves learning basic stratigraphic principles and the correlation of rock units across landscapes both at the Earth’s surface and beneath the surface (including seismic reflection, biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, and borehole logging). Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours.
Prerequisites: GES 2750  and GES 2751 .
(Global Learning Opportunity course)