Designing Sedimentary Geology Courses Around Field Projects With Realistic Scenarios
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 1.7MB Jun23 06)
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- Project 2—Generalized strike and dip orientations of the Deerfield basin from Wise et al. 1992. (Acrobat (PDF) 737kB Jun23 06)
Prothero, D.R., and Schwab, F., 2004, Sedimentary Geology: An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphy, 2nd edition: W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 557 p.
Tucker, M.E., 2003, Sedimentary Rocks in the Field, 3rd edition: John Wiley & Sons, New York, 234 p. (optional)
Pettijohn, F.J., and Potter, P.E., 1964, Atlas and Glossary of Primary Sedimentary Structures: Springer-Verlag, New York, 370 p.
Collinson, J.D., and Thompson, D.B., 1982, Sedimentary structures: Allen & Unwin, Boston, 194 p.
Ricci Lucchi, F., 1995, Sedimentographica: A Photographic Atlas of Sedimentary Structures, 2nd ed.: Columbia University Press, New York, 255 p.
Project 1: Chard Pond Project
Hubert, J.F., and Dutcher, J.A., 2005, Synsedimentary sand pillows on a lacustrine delta slope (Turners Falls Formation) and sheetflood deposition of alluvial-fan gravels (Mount Toby Formation), Early Jurassic Deerfield Basin, Massachusetts: Northeastern Geology & Environmental Sciences, v. 27, p. 18-36.
Project 2: Geology of the Connecticut River Valley
Olsen, P.E., McDonald, N.G., Huber, P., and Cornet, B., 1992, Stratigraphy and paleoecology of the Deerfield Rift Basin (Triassic-Jurassic, Newark Supergroup), Massachusetts, in Robinson, P., and Brady, J.B., eds., Guidebook for Field Trips in the Connecticut Valley Region of Massachusetts and Adjacent States, Volume 2: 84th Annual Meeting, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, The Five Colleges, Amherst, Massachusetts, p. 488-535.
Wise, D.U., Hubert, J.F., and Belt, E.C., 1992, Mohawk Trail cross section of the Mesozoic Deerfield basin: Structure, stratigraphy, and sedimentology, in Robinson, P., and Brady, J.B., eds., Guidebook for Field Trips in the Connecticut Valley Region of Massachusetts and Adjacent States, Volume 1: 84th Annual Meeting, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, The Five Colleges, Amherst, Massachusetts, p. 170-198.
Project 3: New York Project
Garver, J.I., 1995, Ordovician rocks in the Mohawk Valley: Geologic sites for education of high school and college students, in Garver, J.I., and Smith, J.A., eds., Field Trips for the 67th annual meeting of the New York State Geological Association: Union College, Schenectady, New York, p. 357-375.
For example: The Paleomap Project by Christopher R. Scotese (http://www.scotese.com/).
Basin evolution and subsidence:
Allen, P.A., and Allen, J.R., 1990, Basin Analysis: Principles and Applications: Blackwell, 451 p.: Figure 1.12. The three basic mechanisms for basin subsidence (p. 14); and Figure 6.11. Sequence of diagrammatic cross-sections of the Appalachian foreland basins (p. 156).
Einsele, G., 1992, Sedimentary basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget: Springer-Verlag, 628 p.: Figure 12.30. Model showing transition from remnant oceanic basin to foreland basin (p. 486).