Nov 30, 2023
GEOL 5520 - Sedimentary Systems and Processes
Advanced discussion of sedimentary processes and major sedimentary environments in the recent and through geologic time. Topics include the techniques of interpreting sedimentary successions using facies and facies models, analysis of different continental and marine sedimentary environments and their fundamental processes, and applications to energy, environmental, and mineral industries.
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to distinguish and compare processes operating in a broad spectrum of siliciclastic and carbonate, marine and nonmarine sedimentary environments.
- Students will be able to differentiate deposits of different sedimentary environments.
- Students will be able to apply knowledge of modern sedimentary processes and environments to defend interpretations of similar processes and environments in the geologic record.
- Students will be able to formulate and combine techniques of analyzing sedimentary systems to problems related to the energy, environmental, and mineral industry.
- Students will be able to appraise and criticize relevant peer-reviewed literature on sedimentary systems.
- Students will be able to synthesize information about different sedimentary environments from reference works.
- Students will be able to formulate and compare essential aspects of specific depositional environments in written format.
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