EA2110 - Introduction to Sedimentology
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)
This subject addresses the formation of sediments and sedimentary rocks and the processes
involved in sedimentary transport, deposition and post- depositional changes. The
subject takes a process and product approach and examines a wide variety of terrestrial
and marine sedimentary environments, both modern and ancient. Students will be exposed
to representative sediments and rocks from these depositional environments as well
as a wide range of field and laboratory techniques for their analysis and interpretation.
This subject provides and important foundation in Earth surface processes and the
sedimentary rock record for all earth science and non-earth science students.
- acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the origin of sediments, their characteristics
and their cycling through geological systems;
- create a process-oriented conceptual framework for interpretation of geologic features
related to sedimentary geology;
- learn the mechanisms of sediment erosion, transport, deposition and alteration in
a broad variety of geological environments;
- an extensive hands-on application of standard field and laboratory techniques used
in the science of sedimentology and stratigraphy.
||EA1110 plus at least 9 credit points level 1 AN, AR, BZ, EV, MA, MB, PH, SC, (BU1004
or BU1104) subjects
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts.
- 26 hours lectures
- 21 hours practicals
- 16 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); practicals & field reports (50%).
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