12.110A Sedimentary Environments

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Covers the basic concepts of sedimentation from the properties of individual grains to large-scale basin analysis. Lectures cover sediment textures and composition, fluid flow and sediment transport, and formation of sedimentary structures. Depositional models, for both modern and ancient environments are a major component and are studied in detail with an eye toward interpretation of depositional processes and reconstructing paleoenvironments from the rock record. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 12.11, and 12.001 as prerequisites.

12.110A will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Bergmann.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in 54-819.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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