20402348 - INTRODUCTION TO SEDIMENTOLOGY

The course aims to provide students with the fundamental concepts of sedimentology through the study of sediments, of the environments in which they are formed and of the principles that govern the transport and sedimentation

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CIPOLLARI PAOLA

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Mutuazione: 20402348 INTRODUZIONE ALLA SEDIMENTOLOGIA in Scienze geologiche L-34 N0 CIPOLLARI PAOLA

Programme

CONSTITUTION OF SEDIMENTS AND SEDIMENTARY ROCKS:
• SEDIMENT AND SEDIMENTARY ROCK COMPONENTS
• SEDIMENT TEXTURAL CHARACTERS
• SEDIMENTARY ROCKS CLASSIFICATION
• NOTES ON PARTICULAR TYPES OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST (E. G. BIOGENIC ROCKS, EVAPORITES, ETC.)
SILICICLASTIC MATERIAL TRANSPORT THROUGH FLUIDS:
• FUNDAMENTALS ON NEWTONIAN MECHANICS IN UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOWS
• TRACTIVE FLOWS
• HYPERCONCENTRATED AND MASSIVE FLOWS (E.G. GRANULAR FLOWS, TURBIDITES)
SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES:
• BEDDING AND LAMINATION
• IRREGULAR STRATIFICATION
• HYPERCONCENTRATED AND MASSIVE FLOW STRUCTURES
• BEDDING PLANE MARKINGS
• BIOGENIC STRUCTURES
INTRODUCIION TO SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENTS
• CONTINENTAL ENVIRONMENTS: FLUVIAL AND LACUSTRINE SYSTEMS
• TRANSITION ENVIRONMENTS: DELTAIC AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS
• MARINE ENVIRONMENTS: PLATFORM SYSTEMS, MARINE SLOPE-PLAIN SYSTEMS, OPEN MARINE SYSTEMS
• EVAPORITIC ENVIRONMENTS
• PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF SEDIMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS


Core Documentation

BOGGS S., Jr. (2012), Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Prentice Hall
TUCKER M.E. (2011), Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition. Wiley


Type of delivery of the course

L'insegnamento verrà impartito mediante lezioni frontali, esercitazioni di laboratorio ed escursioni di terreno

Type of evaluation

The oral exam focuses on the entire teaching program, with questions aimed at verifying knowledge on: (i) textures of sedimentary rocks, (ii) character of the different types of flow carrying clastic material, (iii) sedimentary structures on rock samples, and (iv) knowledge of sedimentary environments.

CIPOLLARI PAOLA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

CONSTITUTION OF SEDIMENTS AND SEDIMENTARY ROCKS:
• SEDIMENT AND SEDIMENTARY ROCK COMPONENTS
• SEDIMENT TEXTURAL CHARACTERS
• SEDIMENTARY ROCKS CLASSIFICATION
• NOTES ON PARTICULAR TYPES OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST (E. G. BIOGENIC ROCKS, EVAPORITES, ETC.)
SILICICLASTIC MATERIAL TRANSPORT THROUGH FLUIDS:
• FUNDAMENTALS ON NEWTONIAN MECHANICS IN UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOWS
• TRACTIVE FLOWS
• HYPERCONCENTRATED AND MASSIVE FLOWS (E.G. GRANULAR FLOWS, TURBIDITES)
SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES:
• BEDDING AND LAMINATION
• IRREGULAR STRATIFICATION
• HYPERCONCENTRATED AND MASSIVE FLOW STRUCTURES
• BEDDING PLANE MARKINGS
• BIOGENIC STRUCTURES
INTRODUCIION TO SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENTS
• CONTINENTAL ENVIRONMENTS: FLUVIAL AND LACUSTRINE SYSTEMS
• TRANSITION ENVIRONMENTS: DELTAIC AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS
• MARINE ENVIRONMENTS: PLATFORM SYSTEMS, MARINE SLOPE-PLAIN SYSTEMS, OPEN MARINE SYSTEMS
• EVAPORITIC ENVIRONMENTS
• PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF SEDIMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS


Core Documentation

BOGGS S., Jr. (2012), Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Prentice Hall
TUCKER M.E. (2011), Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition. Wiley


Type of delivery of the course

L'insegnamento verrà impartito mediante lezioni frontali, esercitazioni di laboratorio ed escursioni di terreno

Type of evaluation

The oral exam focuses on the entire teaching program, with questions aimed at verifying knowledge on: (i) textures of sedimentary rocks, (ii) character of the different types of flow carrying clastic material, (iii) sedimentary structures on rock samples, and (iv) knowledge of sedimentary environments.