EARTHSCI 754 : Advanced Sedimentology
2023 Semester Two (1235) (15 POINTS)
- Part 1 “Advanced Sedimentological Toolkit” provides revision of the fundamentals of sedimentology, including all the tools needed to observe, record and process core, outcrop or subsurface data.
- Part 2 “From theory to real world” focuses of sediment gravity flows with real world examples.
- Part 3 “Field Sedimentology” focuses on using outcrops from the Waitematā Basin to understand past processes. You will be trained in the latest techniques in field data collection using iPads as notebooks and integrating your data into digital outcrop models.
- Part 4 “Sedimentology & Society” looks ahead to the future global problems that sedimentology has the power to help solve.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- To attain a high level of competency in sedimentary data collection from a range of possible sources including cores, outcrop, logs and correlation diagrams. (Capability 1)
- To use first principles to derive well-constrained, detailed, flow-process interpretations. (Capability 2 and 3)
- To develop and demonstrate internally consistent hypotheses of depositional environmentsand their evolution in space in time (Capability 2, 3 and 5)
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary facies models and the latest literature in marine depositional systems (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Be able to communicate through written and verbal discussions your own intrepretations and critical thoughts on sedimentary system data, problems and their impact of geopolitics, geoethics and society. (Capability 4, 5 and 6)
|Final Exam||40%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
- Digital Field data
- Student talks
- Written field Report
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