EOSC 421 · Advanced Sedimentology
Description and interpretation of ancient and modern sediments, with emphasis on the origin, composition, textures, structures, diagenesis and chemistry of biogenic sediments. [2-2-0] Prerequisite: EOSC 320 or permission of instructor.
EOSC 421: Advanced Sedimentology is being updated for 2021, Term 1.
This course will be taught by Joel Saylor and Mitch D'Arcy.
EOSC 421 explores sedimentary rocks as archives of information about Earth's surface processes and geological history. We will explore how sediments and sedimentary rocks can be used to reconstruct surface processes, ancient sedimentary environments, and the evolution of sedimentary basins. The course will have a particular focus on describing and interpreting clastic sedimentary deposits from a modern process-based and sediment-routing systems perspective.
Pre-requisite: EOSC 320: Sedimentology, or the permission of the instructors.
Lectures: Wednesdays and Fridays @ 9:00-10:00 am, EOS Main Room 135.
Labs: Thursdays @ 15:00-18:00 pm, EOS Main Room 101.
The Canvas page for EOSC 421: Advanced Sedimentology can be accessed here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses/91337