Sedimentology 253

Module code GLY 253
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Introduction to sedimentology; grain studies; composition and textures of sedimentary rocks; flow dynamics and behaviour of sediment particles in transport systems; description and genesis of sedimentary structures; diagenesis; depositional environments and their deposits, modern and ancient; chemical sedimentary rocks; economic sedimentology; field data acquisition from sedimentary rocks and writing of reports; sieve analysis; Markov analysis; analysis of palaeocurrent trends; interpretation of sedimentary profiles.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites CMY 117, CMY 127, GLY 155, GLY 163, WTW 114/WTW 158 and PHY 114
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Quarter 2

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