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EESC 2264 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Sedimentary rocks cover most of the surface of the earth and are valuable repositories for energy and information about the history of the earth. The goal of this course is to teach students how to "read" the history recorded in these rocks. This course will cover the basics of sedimentary rock description recognition and correlation over long distances in the field. We will also learn about the processes that produce sediment; transportation of sediment in streams, rivers, and bodies of standing water; and the formation of carbonate limestones. A 3-hour lab is required.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Jeremy Shakun

Prerequisites: EESC1132

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Last Updated: 13-Apr-16