12.110A Sedimentary Environments
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.
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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