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Lecture 1. Introduction. Overview of course Basic content. Geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy. That is, landforms, sediments and the study of sequences of sediments. Labs, lectures, and text. Syllabus . On website and will update as necessary.

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lecture 1

Lecture 1

Introduction

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Overview of courseBasic content. Geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy. That is, landforms, sediments and the study of sequences of sediments. Labs, lectures, and text.Syllabus. On website and will update as necessary.

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Overview of courseLectures. We’ll cover modern surface environments, one by one. Coastal, aeolian, fluvial, volcanic, lacustrine, glacial, carbonate, shallow marine, deep marineExercises. ~ 6 exercises in lab run by Aron

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Overview of courseField trips. You will have materials to read and to report onStudent presentations. Week of and after ThanksgivingText. Prothero and Schwab (2nd edition). Simple book. Auxiliary reading, I will not lecture from the book. In some case, e.g. Sumatra, I will cover only one eclectic aspect of a topic, so the book will give you a broader overview.Field trip. 1-day to San Onofre beach on October 16th. 3-day to Mammoth-Mono Basin on Nov 3-5. We will give you a listof materials to bring and a choice of papers to prepare.

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Influences on sedimentation and landforms

  • Climate
    • Weathering and erosion
  • Tectonics
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Influences on sedimentation and landforms

  • Climate
    • Weathering and erosion
    • Sea-level change
  • Tectonics
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Influences on sedimentation and landforms

  • Climate
    • Weathering and erosion
    • Sea-level change
  • Tectonics
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The concept of “facies”

A body of rock or sediment with specific characteristics

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The facies in horizontal arrangement

intertidal swamp beach back-beach swamp