Earth Sciences

ESCI4212Sedimentary Environments, Landforms, and Sequences (A)4 ch (3C 3L) [W]

Lectures focus on processes active in modern sedimentary environments, landform development, and facies (e.g., rivers, lakes, deltas, estuaries, beaches, barrier islands, shallow and deep oceans); and their interpretation and successions in the geologic record (sequence stratigraphy).  Labs cover microscopic examination of sedimentary diagenesis, introductory air photo/image analysis and interpretation, and exercises relating to paleogeography, sea-/lake-level change, and (sequence-) stratigraphic correlation.

Prerequisites: ESCI 2142, ESCI 2211

Recommended: ESCI 3271.