EARTH312

Sedimentary Geology

The ultimate goal of sedimentary geology is to reconstruct the history of the Earth's surface. This paper explores the links between sedimentary rocks and past environments through two major strands: reconstructing depositional environments and understanding the effects of sea-level change on sedimentary processes (sequence stratigraphy). A third strand explores the economic aspects of sedimentary geology, in particular aspects of petroleum geology, including unconventional resources. The paper includes an integrated lab-field component, with a three-day field mapping trip to the North Taranaki region.

The ultimate goal of sedimentary geology is to reconstruct the history of the Earth's surface. This paper explores the links between sedimentary rocks and past environments through two major strands: reconstructing depositional environments and understanding the effects of sea-level change on sedimentary processes (sequence stratigraphy). A third strand explores the economic aspects of sedimentary geology, in particular aspects of petroleum geology, including unconventional resources. The paper includes an integrated lab-field component, with a three-day field mapping trip to the North Taranaki region.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH211, EARTH251 is recommended.
Internal assessment / examination: 60:40
Restriction(s): ERTH322

Semesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
19B (HAM)B Semester : 8 Jul 2019 - 3 Nov 2019 Hamilton

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Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Chemical and Biological Engineering | Geology

Paper details current as of : 11 October 2018 3:33pm
Indicative fees current as of : 5 June 2018 4:30am

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