With implications for groundwater and surface water resources, fossil fuels, agriculture, earth materials, climate change, land use, and the record of life, the earth's sedimentary system intersects nearly every human endeavor. We will explore the production, transport, and deposition of sedimentary materials from an environmental perspective that focuses on modern and ancient landscape systems. By applying a descriptive vocabulary of sedimentary particles, hydrodynamic structures, and physical form, we will investigate the processes and products of sedimentary environments in space and time. Principles of stratigraphic interpretation will be used map long-term changes in tectonic architecture and climate states. Local examples of glacial, fluvial, and coastal deposits, and ancient continental rocks will be used to practice fundamental methods of descriptive and interpretative sedimentary geology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES199 OR E&ES106
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Text to be assigned; selected materials will be placed on library reserve.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two one-hour exams and a final. Graded homework based on selected readings or activities will be assigned. Other assessments will include class presentations and a focused project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES 303, Laboratory and Field Methods in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy must be taken concurrently.Attendance at appropriate seminars, including the departmental noon colloquia, is required. Attendance at two day-long, weekend field trips (concurrent with the sedimentology lab) is required.
|Instructor(s): LeTourneau,Peter M. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SCIE309; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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