12.110 Sedimentary Geology

Fall 2004

Bar-form deposit.
Bar-form deposit. (Image courtesy of Prof. David Mohrig.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes and photographs from the lab.

Course Description

This course covers sediments in the rock cycle, production of sediments at the Earth's surface, physics and chemistry of sedimentary materials, and scale and geometry of near-surface sedimentary bodies, including aquifers. We will also explore topics like sediment transport and deposition in modern sedimentary environments, burial and lithification, survey of major sedimentary rock types, stratigraphic relationships of sedimentary basins, and evolution of sedimentary processes through geologic time.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. David Mohrig

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session 

Level

Undergraduate