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GEOL 364 Quaternary Carbonate Geology

3 s.h.

Course will explore modern environments in which carbonate sediments are deposited (e.g. Florida Keys, Bahamas, etc.) including the physical, chemical, and biogenic processes that operate in these environments. Nearly modern rocks that formed in similar settings will be examined and students will reconstruct processes and environments of deposition by comparison to modern analogs. The field experience will focus on observation and the recording of detailed field notes. Students will also engage in research projects related to the field experience. This course includes a multi-day field trip (ranging from 5-10 days depending on destination) with equal emphasis on modern sedimentary processes, sediments and environments and ancient rock equivalents. The cost of the trip will very based upon location. Offered irregularly. (LA)

Prerequisite: GEOL 220 or ESCI 215; permission of instructor.

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