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Carbonate Facies

This lecture-seminar course addresses the diversity of carbonate lithofacies and their spatial and temporal distribution. Topics span the full geographic range of carbonate depositional environments, including peritidal, shallow-marine, reefal, slope, pelagic and terrestrial (lacustrine, tufa, travertine, speleothemic carbonates) settings, and associated evaporitic lithofacies. The evolution of carbonate depositional systems is traced through time, following the geochemical evolution of the atmosphere/hydrosphere and the evolutionary addition of new biological groups to the carbonate-sediment-generating system. (lec 3, sem 3) cr 3.

Earth Sciences