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12.110A Sedimentary Environments

Prereq: 12.11 or 12.001
Acad Year 2017-2018: Not offered
Acad Year 2018-2019: U (Spring; first half of term)

6 Units. Partial Lab

Covers the basic concepts of sedimentation from the properties of individual grains to large-scale basin analysis. Lectures cover sediment textures and composition, fluid flow and sediment transport, and formation of sedimentary structures. Depositional models, for both modern and ancient environments are a major component and are studied in detail with an eye toward interpretation of depositional processes and reconstructing paleoenvironments from the rock record. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

K. Bergmann

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Subject meets with 12.465A