|46-202 Stratigraphy F(3-0) [0.50]|
Principles of recognizing and interpreting earth surface environments using examples from geology, geomorphology and archeology. Brief summary of sediment identification, recognition of processes and environments. Section description and interpretation followed by principles of physical correlation and facies interpretation. Concepts of physical, biological and radiometric dating. Controls on stratigraphic sequence development - isostasy, eustasy and tectonics. Sedimentary basin development, interpretation and history including changes in atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. (Offered in even-numbered years.)
|Prerequisites: 1 of 46-100, 46-110, 45-130, 45-135 or equivalent.|
|1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar|
Last revised: May 31, 1998.