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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

EARS 58 Sedimentary Petrology

This is a combined lecture and laboratory course on the origin and diagenetic modification of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of sedimentary geology that are critical to understanding the nature of soils, hydrocarbon reservoirs and groundwater aquifers, as well as the record of ancient climate and environments. We will build upon an understanding acquired in EARS 40 as well as our off-campus field program. Lectures will be combined with the study of field relationships, hand specimen and petrographic thin sections of select sedimentary assemblages. In addition to employing standard petrographic microscopy, we will also introduce some of the other major instrumental methods commonly used in the field (e.g. electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction). Laboratory study will involve the use of lithologic and paleontological materials, subsurface and surface outcrop data, optical and electron microscopy. Field trips and field project.




EARS 40 or permission of instructor.

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