SEDIMENTOLOGY

Second cycle degree in GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MASSIMILIANO GHINASSI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge concerning sedimentology (textural features of the main types of sediments and sedimentary rocks) and stratigraphy (temporal and spatial variability of depositional systems)
Examination methods: Written test (open questions)
Course unit contents: Introduction to Sedimentology
- facies and facies associations
- textural features of sediments, stratal geometries and terminology

Sediment transport and deposition
- tractional transport from unidirectional currents
- tractional transport from oscillatory currents
- mass transport

Post-depositional modifications
- soft-sediment deformations
- icnofossils

Depositional environment
- continental depositional environments (alluvial fan, fluvial, lacustrine, eolian)
- coastal depositional environment (wave-dominated coasts, deltas, tidal flats/lagoons )
- deep marine depositional environment (turbidites, conturites)

Sequence stratigraphy
- base level and accommodation space
- systems tracts
- sequences
- incised valleys
- non-marine sequence stratigraphy