Description
ORGANIC AND STABLE ISOTOPE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
This is mainly a lecture course that will examine the carbon cycle and the life cycle of the organisms that are responsible for the eventual accumulation of organic materials in sediments. The processes involved in the simultaneous preservation and transformation of organic materials into coal, petroleum, natural gas, kerogen and other dispersed organics will be reviewed in light of modern concepts of thermal maturation processes. The structures of naturally-occurring organic materials in sediments will be discussed.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 2501
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring