This course is designed to acquire the knowledge about various types of stratigraphic sequences and their relationship with the sea level changes. This will help the students to learn about the formation of various sedimentary rock sequences during geologic time. The goal of the course is to introduce the students to sequence stratigraphy and show how sequence stratigraphy can be applied to better understand how sedimentary successions are structured in a temporal-spatial perspective and which controls play part in this structure. Within the course basic concepts, principles and methods in sequence stratigraphy are presented, including how sequences can be subdivided into genetic units and which processes controls the sequence development through time. The principles are illustrated with examples and students may participate the methods during geological fieldwork in outcrops. Students can describe and analyze sedimentary successions with focus on interpretation of sedimentary environments and sequence stratigraphy. They may identify genetically related units and their intervening discontinuity surfaces. And can assess which control is instrumental for the stacking and geometry of sedimentary sequences.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student shall acquire basic knowledge about sequence stratigraphic concepts and methods for both siliciclastic and carbonate rocks explain the formation of key discontinuity surfaces and break down sedimentary successions into sequences know the processes behind, and the effects of sea-level changes, tectonics and sediment supply on the build-up of stratigraphic successions describe and analyze a sedimentary succession with focus on interpretation of sedimentary environments and sequence stratigraphy identify genetically related units and their intervening discontinuity surfaces assess which controls are instrumental for the stacking and geometry of sedimentary sequences.
1. Catuneanu, O. (2006). Principles of sequence stratigraphy. Elsevier.
2. Miall, A. D. (2010). The geology of stratigraphic sequences. Springer Science & Business Media.
3. Emery, D., & Myers, K. (2009). Sequence stratigraphy. John Wiley & Sons.
Monday 09:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Tuesday 09:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Wednesday 09:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100
Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]
Mid Term (Term Paper): 30
Final exam: 50