CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY

Second cycle degree in GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: NEREO PRETO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledges of sedimentary geology and clastic sedimentology; base notions of chemistry.
Examination methods: Written test
Course unit contents: - Te carbon cycle in the oceans, and some notions of physical oceanography;
- the precipitation of carbonates as a chemical and biological process;
- origin of carbonate platforms and deep-water carbonates;
- types of carbonate platforms, their depositional architectures, and their dynamic stratigraphy;
- diagenesis of carbonates and reconstruction of diagenetic histories;
- dolomitization processes;
- sequence stratigraphy of carbonates.