GEOL 332: Sedimentary Geology (Fall 2016)

Geology 332: Sedimentary Geology

Fall 2016

Lecture: CRN 44819 Section 10 TR 17:00 – 18:20 Founders Hall 25

Lab: CRN 44820 Section 11 R 11:00 – 13:50 VMH 110
Lab: CRN 44821 Section 12 R 14:00 – 16:50 VMH 110

  • Instructor: Dr. Jason Robert Patton
  • Email: Jason.Patton at humboldt.edu
  • Office: Founders Hall 136
  • Phone: 707.826.3923
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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 and Terrestrial Environments
  • Week 5: Terrestrial Environments
  • Week 6: No class in exchange for field trip to Cape Sebastian 10/15-16/2016
  • Week 7: Coastal and Marine Environments
  • Week 8: Coastal and Marine Environments
  • Week 9: Coastal and Marine Environments
  • Week 10: Siliciclastic and Carbonate Rocks
  • Week 11: Siliciclastic and Carbonate Rocks
  • Week 12: Ken Aalto: Carbonates, the Bahamas, and Petrolia
  • Week 13: William Miller and Ichnofossils; Online Activity 1
  • Week 14: Geochronology and Stratigraphic Correlation
  • Week 15: Geochronology and Stratigraphic Correlation; Student Video Presentations

    Labs

  • Lab 1: Wentworth (1929) Grain Size Classification
  • Lab 2: Mad River Beach: Sediment Characterization
  • Lab 3: Sedimentary Rock Identification I
  • Lab 4: Mad River: Flow and Clast Analyses
  • Lab 5: Sedimentary Rock Identification II
  • Lab 6: Mad River Slough
  • Lab 7: Centerville Tertiary Stratigraphy
  • Lab 8: Centerville Particle Size Analyses
  • Lab 9: Big Lagoon
  • Lab 10: Core Correlation




    Field Trip Photos


    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.


    Additional Resources


    Gender Neutral Pronouns

  • Here is a page where I present some gender neutral pronouns that I use in my classes.

Schedule


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


Plagiarism Flowchart Infographic (click to enlarge)


Course Material and Educational Resources