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GP3087 Sedimentary Geology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan

Instructor: Dr. Andrew T. Lin

This course introduces the principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy. Topics will be covered are: origin and transport of sedimentary materials, physical properties of sedimentary rocks, composition, classification, and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks, depositional environments, and principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis. This course also includes a two-day field training in SW Taiwan.

Course Outline

Part I: Origin and Transport of Sedimentary Materials

Part II: Physical Properties of Sedimentary Rocks

Part III: Composition, Classification, and Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks

Part IV: Depositional Environments

Part V: Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis


Boggs, S., Jr., 2006, Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, fourth edition: Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 662 pp.

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Course Schedule

Class: 16 September ~ 4 November 2021

Midterm exam: 11 November 2021

Class: 18 November 2021 ~ 6 January 2022

Field trip: 11~12 December 2021 (Southwest Taiwan, 曾文溪 七股潟湖 )

Final exam: 13 January 2022


Midterm exam 35%

Final exam 35%

Field trip 20%

Assignments 10%

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