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E&ES 301
Spring 2008 not offered

Sedimentary geology impacts many aspects of modern life. It includes the study of sediment formation, erosion, transport, and deposition and the chemical changes that occur thereafter. It is the basis for finding fossil fuels, industrial aggregate, and other resources. The sedimentary record provides the only long-term history of biological evolution and of processes such as uplift, subsidence, sea-level fluctuations, climate change, and the frequency and magnitude of earthquakes, storms, floods, and other catastrophic events. This class will approach the study of sedimentary geology by examining three different types of depositional environments and deposits found in Connecticut: rivers, coasts, and glaciers. Environments not available in Connecticut will be presented through in-class lectures and discussion.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES199 OR E&ES106
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(STS)

Last Updated on JUL-16-2024
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