Semester of Instruction
Autumn. Intensive course. Limited capacity
Objectives and Content
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to basic terms, concepts and methods in sequence stratigraphy, including how sedimentary successions can be subdivided into genetic units and which processes control sequence development through time. The principles will be illustrated by the use of examples, and the students will apply the methods on cores from the Norwegian shelf.
After completing the course GEOV361 the students should be able to:
- demonstrate basic knowledge of sequence stratigraphic concepts and methods both for carbonate and siliciclastic rocks
- describe and analyse a sedimentary succession with focus on interpretation of depositional environment and sequence stratigraphy, including the identification of genetically related units and their intervening discontinuity surfaces
- evaluate which control mechanisms are responsible for stacking patterns and geometry of sedimentary successions
Required Previous Knowledge
GEOV107 and bachelor in geology or equivalent
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Seminars and course in core description
Forms of Assessment
4 hours written exam.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline