SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY
Sedimentology is the study of the processes that produce modern and ancient sedimentary deposits. The lectures will focus on a variety of modern sedimentary systems (rivers, deltas, beaches, etc.) As well as their ancient equivalents. The class culminates with an exploration of how long-term changes in sediment supply and sea level act to shape regional-scale sedimentary sequences. The lab focuses on rock identification and interpretation and on a variety of stratigraphic problems.