12.465 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Class Info

Studies sediments in the rock cycle; production of sediments at the Earth's surface; physics and chemistry of sedimentary materials; scale and geometry of near-surface sedimentary bodies, including aquifers; sediment transport and deposition in modern sedimentary environments; and burial and lithification. Surveys major sedimentary rock types. Also covers stratigraphic relationships of sedimentary basins, and evolution of sedimentary processes through geologic time. Includes two or three weekend days of field trips. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.465 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by K. Bergmann.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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