Postgraduate course

Sedimentology and Facies Analysis

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeGEOV360
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

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).

Learning Outcomes

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

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    25.09.2017, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam