The material for this unit will be grouped into 3 sections
Week 1-4: Getting to the Ocean
In order to have deposition in marine environments, we need a supply of sediments. During this section we will cover the rock cycling, weathering, basic sedimentology, boundary environments, and basic fluid dynamics.
Week 5-10: Sedimentation in the Ocean
During this section we focus our attention to marine environments including what controls them, how we define them, and what we may expect to find at each.
Week 11-13: Interpreting the Rock Record
To end the unit, we will combine what we've learned so far (mainly from modern systems) and apply it so we can learn about systems long ago or far away.