Description
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.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
4
Component
Laboratory - Required
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 1020
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: GEOL 0055 or 1001
Typically Offered
Fall