GEOL 332: Sedimentary Geology

Course Syllabus: pdf file


      Lectures

    • Week 1: Introduction to Sedimentary Geology
    • Week 2: Description of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Depositional Environments, Fluid Hydraulics (Sediment Erosion, Entrainment, Transport, and Deposition)
    • Week 3: Entertainment, Transport, Deposition, Structure: Reynolds #, Froude #, and Bernouli, Hjülstrom diagram, Sediment Gravity Flows, Sedimentary Structure, Bedforms, Flow Regimes, Ripples, Dunes
    • Week 4: Sedimentary Structures
    • Week 5: Siliciclastic Sediments and Rocks
    • Week 6: Siliciclastic Sediments and Rocks; Terrestrial Environments, Coastal, and Marine Environments
    • Week 7: Terrestrial Environments
    • Week 8: Terrestrial Environments
    • Week 9: Terrestrial Environments; Carbonate Sediments and Rocks
    • Week 10: Carbonate Sediments and Rocks; Carbonate Environments
    • Week 11: Coastal, and Marine Environments
    • Week 12: Coastal, and Marine Environments
    • Week 13: Coastal, and Marine Environments; Lithostratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, Correlation; Geochronology
    • Week 14: Geochronology; Basin Analysis
    • Week 15: Video Presentations

      Labs

    • Lab 1: Wentworth (1929) Grain Size Classification
    • Lab 2: Mad River Beach: Sediment Characterization
    • Lab 3: Sedimentary Rock Identification (1)
    • Lab 4: Mad River: Flow and Clast Analyses
    • Lab 5: Mad River Slough: Stratigraphic Description and Interpretation
    • Lab 6: Sedimentary Rock Identification (2)
    • Lab 7: Centerville Beach: Quaternary History
    • Lab 8: Particle Size Analysis
    • Lab 9: Big Lagoon: Stratigraphic Column and Sedimentary History
    • Lab 10: Turbidite Correlation
    • Lab 11: Well Log Correlation
    • Lab 12: Radiocarbon Age Calibration and Correlation
    • Lab 13: Review Hand Specimens



      Field Trip Photos

    • Here are all field trip photo slide shows.

      Research Paper Guide

    • Here is research paper writing guide and example paper.
    • Here is the rubric that will be used to evaluate all reports and research papers.

      Lab Final Study Guide

    • Here is the study guide. (pdf)
    • Here is the study guide. (docx)

Schedule




Geological Society of America Timescale (click on image to download pdf file).

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