Details of ES3201 (Spring 2015)

Level: 6 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES3201 Sedimentology Devapriya Chattopadhyay,
Prasanta Sanyal

Preamble
Introduction: This course is intended to provide an introduction to Sedimentary geology for students who are majoring in Earth Sciences. This course introduces concepts of sedimentary process and products. In the first part processes (weathering, transportation & deposition), products (Siliciclastic and carbonate rocks), sedimentary environments (continental, marginal and deep marine) are discussed.

Syllabus
Weathering, Transportation & deposition, Sediment gravity flow, Siliciclastic sediments: Classification, property, deposition. Carbonate sediments: Classification, property, deposition. Other Chemical sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary structure. Depositional environment- Glacial, Fluvial, Lacustrine, Aeolian, Marginal and Deep marine. Principles of Stratigraphy: Lithostratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, Isotope Stratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis, Tectonics & Sedimentation.

References
1. Principles of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy by Sam Boggs
2. Sedimentology and stratigraphy by Gary Nichols
3. Carbonate Sedimentology by M.E.Tucker and V.P. Wright

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Elective
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 6 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective