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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.11 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Sedimentary Geology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. David Mohrig 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.110 Sedimentary Geology



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes and photographs from the lab.


    Course Description


    This course covers sediments in the rock cycle, production of sediments at the Earth's surface, physics and chemistry of sedimentary materials, and scale and geometry of near-surface sedimentary bodies, including aquifers. We will also explore topics like sediment transport and deposition in modern sedimentary environments, burial and lithification, survey of major sedimentary rock types, stratigraphic relationships of sedimentary basins, and evolution of sedimentary processes through geologic time.


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