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Cursus: GEO4-1419
GEO4-1419
Dynamics of sedimentary systems
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-1419
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Earth Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. J.T. Eggenhuisen
E-mailj.t.eggenhuisen@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. J.T. Eggenhuisen
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. P.TH. Meijer
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. J. Trabucho Alexandre
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3  (04-02-2019 t/m 19-04-2019)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-10-2018 08:00 t/m 25-11-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-01-2019 08:00 t/m 22-01-2019 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
In this course, students are invited to explore the mechanisms that govern the distribution, architecture, and characteristics of deposits preserved in the geological record at the level of a Master in Science.
Throughout the thematic treatment described below, students will be confronted with the mechanisms “at work” in modelling exercises both in the silicon environment of numerical modelling as well as the gritty environment of the flume laboratory. These practical exercises will allow the students to strengthen their skills in modeling approaches and data treatment.
An optional three-day fieldtrip to Holocene and Jurassic tidal, coastal and shallow marine deposits will allow the students to use elementary observations on sedimentary facies to build models and interpretations of the evolution of past sedimentary systems.
Inhoud
Early in the course, emphasis is put on the effect the choice of temporal and spatial scales defined by a research question has on our approach to sediment transport dynamics. Following this, the hierarchy and scaling of the architecture of sedimentary successions is investigated. The structure of this architecture will be built on concepts of sequence stratigraphy. Once a clear perspective on the organization of deposits in parasequences, sequences, and shelf-clinoforms has been presented to the student, attention will shift to forcing mechanisms of deposit characteristics within subsets of deposits and depositional environments: Alluvial systems; transgressive systems and highstand deltas; tidal systems; and deep marine depositional systems. The course will conclude by challenging the students to investigate the validity and application of two oft (miss-)used concepts of Earth Sciences: “Walther’s Law”; and “The present is the key to the past”.
Ingangseisen
Je moet een geldige toelatingsbeschikking hebben
Voorkennis
BSc.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
UU Earth Sciences undergraduate courses:
Sedimentation, fauna & climate (GEO3-1319),
Sedimentary systems (GEO2-1208).
Or equivalent Sedimentology & Stratigraphy courses in other Earth Science undergraduate programs.
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
M.R. Leeder (1999). Sedimentology and sedimentary basins; from turbulence to tectonics. Blackwell Science. 592 pp. Or later edition. E-book available through Utrecht University library.
Boek
Chapters from H.G. Reading (1996) Sedimentary environments, processes, facies and stratigraphy. Blackwell science, 688 pp. E-book available through Utrecht University library.
Artikelen
List of papers and e-resources will be announced at the start of the course.
Werkvormen
Computer practicals

Flume Laboratory Practicals

Lectures

Three-day fieldtrip

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Final grade: written exam 40% and reports of practicals 60%.

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