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2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESCI 37000 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

Course Credit: 1.25
(ARCH)
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Sedimentary rocks are formed on the Earth’s surface and thus record the complex changes in environments and climates over geologic time. Stratigraphy is the study of the distribution of these rocks. This course explores the origin of sedimentary rocks with an emphasis on their paleoenvironmental and economic value. Techniques covered include rock identification, petrographic analysis, depositional interpretation, and field studies. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Fieldtrips. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) course [MNS, W]