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651-4041-00L  Sedimentology I: Physical Processes and Sedimentary Systems

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeV. Picotti
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungSediments preserved a record of past landscapes. This courses focuses on understanding the processes that modify sedimentary landscapes with time and how we can read this changes in the sedimentary record.
LernzielThe students learn basic concepts of modern sedimentology and stratigraphy in the context of sequence stratigraphy and sea level change. They discuss the advantages and pitfalls of the method and look beyond. In particular we pay attention to introducing the importance of considering entire sediment routing systems and understanding their functionning.
InhaltDetails on the program will be handed out during the first lecture.

We will attribute the papers for presentation on the 26th, so please be here on that day!
LiteraturThe sedimentary record of sea-level change
Angela Coe, the Open University.
Cambridge University Press
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe grading of students is based on in-class exercises and end-semester examination.