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Spring 2011-2012
* GEO 370 / ENV 370 / CEE 370 (STL)   No Pass/D/Fail

Sedimentology

Adam C. Maloof

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

This course presents a treatment of the physical and chemical processes that shape Earth's surface, such as solar radiation, deformation of the solid Earth, and the flow of water (vapor, liquid, and solid) under the influence of gravity. In particular,the generation, transport, and preservation of sediment in response to these processes is studied in order to better read stories of Earth history in the geologic record and to better understand processes involved in modern and ancient environmental change.

Sample reading list:
M. Leeder, Sedimentology & Sedimentary Basins, Frm Turbulence-Tectonics
Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd Edition
Journal articles relevant to research project,

Reading/Writing assignments:
There are weekly to biweekly problems sets and a final research project based on the field trip.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 104, PHY 103, CHM 201 or equivalent..

Other information:
The required 7-Day Spring Break field trip constitutes the lab portion of this course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41198 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   Guyot Hall   155   Enrolled:3 Limit:12
41197 B01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Th   Guyot Hall   155   Enrolled:3 Limit:12