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Subject: Sedimentary Geology
- 3 matches General/Other
- Depositional environments Continental, Marginal-Marine, Shelf-slope Environment, Deep Marine Environment
- Facies and Facies Models
- Petroleum/Coal Geology
- Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
- Sedimentary Structures
- Sedimentary Textures
- Sediment Transport and Deposition
- Stratigraphy Lithostratigraphy, Biostratigraphy,Sequence Stratigraphy, Seismic Stratigraphy
- Techniques of Sedimentary Geology
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Sedimentation Provenance Problem Set part of Activities
Man-Yin Tsang, University of Toronto
Introduce students the concept of Sedimentation Provenance and how it can be studied from rock samples. Teach students to visualize mineral distributions in a basin and draw ternary QFR (quartz-feldspar-rock ...
Visualizing Data from a Journal Article: A Critical Thinking Exercise part of Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Jeannette Wolak Luna, Tennessee Technological University
This is a take-home exercise for junior or senior-level students in a Sedimentation/Stratigraphy course. It may be used to bridge topics of geomorphology, depositional environments and clastic sedimentology. The ...
Moraine Sediments part of Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Lisa Tranel, Illinois State University
In this assignment students look at the provenance of glacial sediments and the size and shape of clasts to investigate the sources of moraine material and what happens as glaciers transport sediment. Students ...
Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of Activities
Elizabeth Cassel, University of Idaho
A lab activity for an undergraduate sedimentary geology course focused on fluvial and alluvial sedimentology, incorporating Google Earth.
Where Did That Quartzite Clast Come From?: A Problem-Based Provenance Study part of Activities
Andrew Hanson, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Students conducted microprobe geochemical provenance studies on quartzite clasts contained within a Tertiary conglomerate in southern Nevada, as well as quartzites that occur in the pre-Cambrian-Mesozoic ...
Sediments and the Global Carbon Cycle part of Activities
Lonnie Leithold, North Carolina State University
This is a series of exercises designed to introduce undergraduate students to the role of sediments and sedimentary rocks in the global carbon cycle and the use of stable carbon isotopes to reconstruct ancient ...
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Bedforms to Facies to Prediction: Walther's Law and Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis, Blackhawk Formation, Utah part of Activities
Tom Morris, Brigham Young University
This field exercise challenges students to apply their knowledge of bedforms to interpret facies within a vertical section of the Blackhawk Formation, Utah. The students draft a vertical succession of the outcrop ...
Digital Sandstone Tutorial part of Activities
Kitty Milliken, The University of Texas at Austin
The Tutorial Petrographic Image Atlas is designed to give students more exposure to petrographic features than they can get during organized laboratory periods.
Using Computer Spatial Technologies (Geoplus Petra) for Subsurface Geological Analysis part of Activities
Dave Barnes, Western Michigan University
The lab project is a culminating activity (following work with conventional core and petrophysical logs) in which the students compile a subsurface "project" using computer spatial technology software, ...
Bedform mapping in a coastal environment part of Activities
Peter Lea, Bowdoin College
Students use a learning cycle of prediction-observation- comparison to investigate diverse bedforms exposed at low tide at a beach/inlet/tidal-delta complex and to relate them to formative flows.
Long-Term Sedimentology Projects Using Local Geological and Environmental Problems part of Activities
David Franzi, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Project-based exercises engage students in all aspects of the scientific inquiry, reinforce previously learned concepts and information and provide longer periods of time for students to analyze and synthesize ...
Virtual Field Trip to the Book Cliffs part of Activities
Ann Holmes, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Problem-based learning techniques have been applied to geological datasets collected and published about the Cretaceous Book Cliffs exposures in Utah.
Use of an inquiry approach for exploring relationships between small stream dynamics, channel geometry, and bedform movement part of Activities
Kerry Keen, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
This group activity allows students to identify questions in the field on an actual physical system (in this case a small sand and gravel bed stream), then design experiments to answer their own questions. The ...
Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research part of Activities
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...
Pre-assessment: Gauging students' preparedness for Sedimentary Geology part of Activities
Larry Lemke, Central Michigan University
This activity presents a process for assessing (1) students' educational background and field experience related to sedimentary geology, and (2) students' familiarity with selected concepts and ...
Designing Sedimentary Geology Courses Around Field Projects With Realistic Scenarios part of Activities
Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College
Sedimentary geology courses can be structured around field projects that take advantage of the local geology and are placed within realistic situations to demonstrate the relevance of the work that sedimentologists ...
New Approaches to field-based analysis of stratigraphic sections part of Activities
Paul Myrow, Colorado College
This is a field-based project that is designed to teach students how to interpret processes of deposition and paleoenvironments from outcrop.
Deriving bedform phase diagrams part of Activities
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students derive bedform phase diagrams from Middleton and Southard (1984) by plotting the original data (stolen using DataThief software from the publication) in Excel and defining bedform field boundaries. These ...
The Desktop Delta part of Using Physical Models
Dr. Thomas Hickson (University of St. Thomas) and Karen Campbell (National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics) developed a small, two-dimensional deltaic sedimentation model for the Teaching Sedimentary Geology ...
A Project for Students Using Data from the XES Basin part of Using Physical Models
A project on sedimentary basin architecture and sequence stratigraphy Synthethic stratigraphy created in an XES Basin experimental run (XES 02) Imagine that you asked your students to interpret a seismic section ...