01_416M-intro - Sedimentary Rocks The physical chemical and...

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1 Sedimentology = scientific study of sediments and sedimentary rocks . Classification, origin, and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks Stratigraphy = scientific study of sedimentary strata (i.e., layered rock) age relationships of strata, chronological arrangement of beds Sedimentary Rocks The physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of sedimentary rocks Provides the basis for interpretations of earth-surface signals throughout geologic time. Unraveling the relative importance of stratigraphic controls (i.e., tectonics, sea-level change, sediment supply) for stratal development.
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Courtesy Prof. Christopher G. St. C. Kendall Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
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3 In the class… We are going to learn how to ‘read’ sedimentary rocks to aid reconstruction of earth history . We are going to learn what controls distribution of rock properties, strength, porosity, permeability, etc., in order to predict
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