Sedimentation 135
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - Professor Bennington

Course Syllabus (pdf file)

Lab Materials

(click to download) Stratigraphic Diagram Template and Add On

(click to download) Graphic Correlation Lab data and diagrams

Lecture Notes

(Click on a topic to view the notes. For Power Point presentations you need the userid and password. These can be obtained by going through Blackboard to reach this page. Otherwise, email me.)

Topics for Exam 1 (also, read Nichols 1999, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 - take a look at 17)

Text Outline Notes Power Point Presentations
Introduction Review of Sed. Rocks
Clastic Rocks Clastics
Carbonate and Chemical Rocks Carbonates / Evaporites
Sedimentary Processes / Sedimentary Structures Sed. Processes and Structures

Topics for Midterm Exam 2 (also, read Nichols 1999, Chapters 11, 18, 19, 20, 21 - sections within)

Midterm 2 Review Outline (download pdf)

Text Outline Notes Power Point Presentations
Paleocurrent Statistics Paleocurrents
Heavy Minerals Heavy Minerals
Stratigraphy Correlation / Stratigraphy
Eustacy Eustatic and Astronomical Cycles / Sedimentary Cycles

Topics for Final Exam

Text Outline Notes Power Point Presentations
Sequence Stratigraphy Sequence Stratigraphy
Seismic Stratigraphy  
Depositional Basins  

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