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Unformatted text preview: Sedimentary Rocks (GEO 316P) Spring 2012 Lecture : Meets MWF 10-11 AM, JGB 2.324 Instructors: Dr. William Fisher, [email protected] Office: JGB 6.130, Office hours: MWF 1 – 3 PM Dr. Wonsuck Kim, [email protected] Office: EPS 3.154, Office hours: MW 11 AM – noon & by appointment Teaching Assistants: Joshua Dixon – [email protected] Sarah Hyman – [email protected] Laboratory: No Labs Date Lecturer 18-Jan WK 20-Jan WK 23-Jan WK 25-Jan WK 27-Jan WK 30-Jan WK 1-Feb WK 3-Feb WK 6-Feb WK 8-Feb WK 10-Feb WK 13-Feb WK 15-Feb WF 17-Feb WF 20-Feb WF 22-Feb WF 24-Feb WF 27-Feb WF 29-Feb WK 2-Mar WK 5-Mar WF 7-Mar WF 9-Mar WF 19-Mar WK 21-Mar WK 23-Mar WK 26-Mar WK 28-Mar WK 30-Mar WK Topic Reading* Class Intro: Overview of Sedimentary Deposits Grain Parameters Sediment Production (Weathering) Grain Mineralogy Styles of Sediment Transport Sedimentary Structures Controls on Sediment Deposition Sandstone Diagenesis Aeolian Systems Alluvial Fans Rivers EXAM 1 B3, B6, B12 Lacustrine Shorezone and Shelf Slope 1 Slope 2 Litho -, Bio- & Chrono-Stratigraphy, Facies Models Seismic Stratigraphy Deltas 1 Deltas 2 Sequence Stratigraphy 1 Sequence Stratigraphy 2 EXAM 2 March 12–16, Spring Break, No Classes Paradox of Drowned Carbonate Platforms Chemical Sediments Carbonates Mineralogy and Geochemistry Carbonate Precipitation Modes and Factories Carbonate Constituents: Skeletal Grains 1 Carbonate Constituents: Skeletal Grains 2 B3 B1 B5 B2 B4 B5 B8.3 B8.2 B8.2 B9, B10 B10 B10 B12, B14, B15 B13 B9.2 B9.2 B13, B16 B16 T&W 1.1 & 2.1 T&W 1.3 T&W 1.2 1 2-Apr WK 4-Apr WK 6-Apr WK 9-Apr WK 11-Apr WF 13-Apr WF 16-Apr WF 18-Apr WF 20-Apr WF 23-Apr WF 25-Apr WF 27-Apr WF 30-Apr WF 2-May WF 4-May WF Carbonate Constituents: Non-skeletal Grains Carbonate Mud & Porosity Carbonate Facies and Classification EXAM 3 T&W 1.4 & 1.9 Modern Carbonates Near Shore Carbonates Reefs Carbonate Slopes Dolomite, Diagenesis, and Evaporates 1 Dolomite, Diagenesis, and Evaporates 2 Fundaments of Reservoirs – Geology and Engineering 1 Fundaments of Reservoirs – Geology and Engineering 2 Clastic Depositional Systems and Clastic Reservoirs Carbonate Depositional Systems and Carbonate Reservoirs EXAM 4 B1, T&W 3 T&W 1.7 B11, T&W 2 B11, T&W 4 B11, T&W 4 B11, T&W 5 B6-7, T&W 7-8 B6-7, T&W 7-8 Final Exam: none *Required course materials: - B: Boggs, Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4th edition or 5th edition) *Other texts (library reserve): T&W; Tucker, M.E. and Wright, V.P. (1990), Carbonate Sedimentology. S: Wolfgang Schlager, (2005), Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy Lecture notes: Lecture notes and readings from other texts can be found on Blackboard ( Class policy, procedures and grading: Historically, there is a very strong correlation between exam grades and attendance. - There will be 4 lecture exams; each will consist of multiple-choice or similar type questions and will be worth 100 points. The best 3 scores from the 4 lecture exams will constitute 80% of the final class grade. o There are no make-up lecture exams in this class. If you miss an exam, that becomes the exam grade that is dropped. Only one missed lecture exam can be substituted for in this manner. - There will be four unannounced in-class quizzes. These short quizzes will consist of multiplechoice questions and each will be worth 100 points. The best 3 scores from the 4 unannounced in-class quizzes will constitute 15% of the final class grade. o There are no make-up quizzes in this class. If you miss a quiz, that becomes the quiz grade that is dropped. Only one missed unannounced in-class quiz can be substituted for in this manner. - There will be class projects. More details TBA. The class projects will constitute 5% of the final class grade. o The class projects are voluntary. - Full letter grades are assigned at the end of the semester based on the distribution of accumulated points (no +/-). 2 COURSE EXPECTATIONS • Laptop Use Policy – Classroom Laptop use for taking notes related to this course only. Laptop activities unrelated to this course will lead to dismissal from class. Repeat offenses will result in a filing of a report of academic problems. • Other Electronic Devices (Cell phone, Blackberry, I-Phone, etc.) Use Policy – All devices must be turned off during class. Any use of these devices, including texting, web-surfing, etc. will lead to dismissal from class. Repeat offenses will result in a filing of a report of academic problems. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON UNIVERSITY POLICIES The University of Texas Honor Code The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community. Religious Holidays – Religious holy days sometimes conflict with class and examination schedules. If you miss an examination, work assignment, or other project due to the observance of a religious holy day you will be given an opportunity to complete the work missed within a reasonable time after the absence. It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin that you must notify each of your instructors at least fourteen days prior to the classes scheduled on dates you will be absent to observe a religious holy day. Documented Disability Statement - Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-3293986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. See Website below for more information: Use of Blackboard This course uses Blackboard, a Web-based course management system in which a password-protected site is created for each course. Blackboard can be used to distribute course materials, to communicate and collaborate online, to post grades, to submit assignments, and to take online quizzes and surveys. You will be responsible for checking the Blackboard course site regularly for class work and announcements. As with all computer systems, there are occasional scheduled downtimes as well as unanticipated disruptions. Notifications of these disruptions will be posted on the Blackboard login page. Scheduled downtimes are not an excuse for late work. However, if there is an unscheduled downtime for a significant period of time, we will make an adjustment if it occurs close to the due date. Blackboard is available at Support is provided by the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan accordingly. University Electronic Mail Notification Policy (Use of E-mail for Official Correspondence to Students) All students should become familiar with the Universityʼs official e-mail student notification policy. It is the studentʼs responsibility to keep the University informed as to changes in his or her e-mail address. Students are expected to check e-mail on a frequent and regular basis in order to stay current with University-related communications, recognizing that certain communications may be time-critical. It is recommended that email be checked daily, but at a minimum, twice per week. The complete text of this policy and instructions for updating your e-mail address are available at In this course e-mail will be used as a means of communication with students. You will be responsible for checking your e-mail regularly for class work and announcements. Note: if you are an employee of the University, your e-mail address in Blackboard is your employee address. 3 ...
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