651-4041-00L  Sedimentology I: Physical Processes and Sedimentary Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersV. Picotti
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


651-4041-00 GSedimentology I: Physical Processes and Sedimentary Systems28s hrs
Tue/114:15-16:00NO D 11 »
Wed/110:15-12:00NO D 11 »
V. Picotti

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AbstractSediments preserved a record of past landscapes. This courses focuses on understanding the processes that modify sedimentary landscapes with time and how we can read this changes in the sedimentary record.
ObjectiveThe students learn basic concepts of modern sedimentology and stratigraphy in the context of sequence stratigraphy and sea level change. They discuss the advantages and pitfalls of the method and look beyond. In particular we pay attention to introducing the importance of considering entire sediment routing systems and understanding their functionning.
ContentDetails on the program will be handed out during the first lecture.
LiteratureThe sedimentary record of sea-level change
Angela Coe, the Open University.
Cambridge University Press
Prerequisites / NoticeThe grading of students is based on in-class exercises and end-semester examination.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersV. Picotti
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Earth Sciences MasterSedimentology: Compulsory CoursesW+Information
Environmental Sciences MasterClimate History and PalaeoclimatologyWInformation