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GL5042: THE BASIN FILL (2017-2018)

Last modified: 02 May 2017 08:30


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop skills in analysing and interpreting the geological materials that fill sedimentary basins. This course involves a combination of theory and practical work, including lectures, and a 4-5 day field class to sedimentary systems. After completing the course students are expected to be able to:

Make and record primary sedimentological and allied stratigraphic observations;

Recognise and analyse the geological record of a range of depositional environments;

Apply methods of sequence stratigraphy to predict facies variations in space and time;

Relate depositional systems to underlying tectonic and climatic processes.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert Butler

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to develop skills in analysing and interpreting the geological materials that fill sedimentary basins. This course involves a combination of theory and practical work, including lectures, and a 4-5 day field class to sedimentary systems. After completing the course students are expected to be able to:

Make and record primary sedimentological and allied stratigraphic observations;

Recognise and analyse the geological record of a range of depositional environments;

Apply methods of sequence stratigraphy to predict facies variations in space and time;

Relate depositional systems to underlying tectonic and climatic processes.

Associated Costs

There will be costs associated with the fieldtrip.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Geology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

None.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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