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4140. Sedimentary Basin Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: GSCI 1010 and 1052, or GSCI 1070 and 1052, or GSCI 1051 and 1052, or GSCI 1050

Grading Basis: Graded

Tectonic and environmental controls on the development and evolution of sedimentary basins. Emphasis on mechanisms of formation, characteristic depositional patterns, and sediment composition in modern and ancient tectonic settings. Basin analysis methods include sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, provenance and paleocurrent analysis, subsidence modeling, and interpretation of geophysical data.

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