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Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Prerequisite: Earth as a Planet
  • Assessment: an essay (20%) and three-hour practical examination (80%)

Module description

Indicative syllabus

  • Weathering
  • Erosion and geomorphology
  • Sandstone petrography and diagenesis
  • Carbonate petrography and diagenesis
  • Sedimentary facies analysis
  • Alluvial, deltaic, coastal, shallow and deep marine environments
  • Controls on sedimentation, sequence stratigraphy
  • Principles of stratigraphy

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be familiar with:

  • sedimentary processes
  • sedimentary petrography
  • facies analysis
  • the illustration of clastic and carbonate sedimentary environments
  • sequence stratigraphy.