Spring 2011 not offered
Sedimentary geology impacts many aspects of modern life. It includes the study of sediment formation, erosion, transport, 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES106 OR E&ES115 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
Major text to be determined. Selected readings from the literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 1 1/2-hour exam and a final, plus a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites: E&ES232 must be taken concurrently. Attendance at appropriate noon seminars will be required. There will be an all day trip to a major research lab, scheduled for the same day as the lab. One community service activity will be required.
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