Semester of Instruction
Spring. Intensive course
Objectives and Content
This course first gives a comprehensive review of sediment depositional processes on land and in the sea, with a detailed explanation how the processes are recognized and interpreted from the characteristics of deposits. Next, a brief overview of how the various processes operate and their sedimentary products (facies) are spatially distributed in diverse depositional systems, such as fluvial and coastal environments, shallow- and deep-marine environments, and glacial environments is given. The subsequent lectures are combined with practical exercises to give a comprehensive background for facies analysis of sedimentary successions, including elementary principles of sequence-stratigraphic interpretation. The course as a whole gives students a good knowledge of physical sedimentology and a solid foundation for the course in sequence-stratigraphic analysis (GEOV361).
After completing the course GEOV360 the students should be able to:
- identify and explain depositional processes on the basis of the textural and structural characteristics of sedimentary deposits
- describe the main processes and deposit types (facies) that characterize particular terrestrial and marine sedimentary environments
- apply facies analysis to interpret sedimentary successions
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 25.09.2017, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), Eksamenslokale 3. etg.