Course ObjectiveThe main goal of the course is to provide students the skills to analyze
and interpret data on sedimentary basins and derive quantitative
reconstruction of their tectono-sedimentary evolution. In order to do
so, the student should be able to:
- Combine different data sets to understand tecto-sedimentary processes
controlling the evolution of sedimentary basins.
- Combine class material with significant, compiled literature material.
- To work in small interdisciplinary groups.
- To present the results of his/her work in oral and written form.
Course ContentThe main topics addressed in this course are:
- the tectonic processes influencing their structural-stratigraphic
framework and the formation setting;
- the classification and subdivision schemes of basinal systems and
their diagnostic characteristics;
- the physical processes controlling their distribution, infilling, and
- principles of physical and sequence stratigraphy of siliciclastic and
carbonate sedimentary systems.
A limited number of real-world sedimentary basins (siliciclastic and
carbonate settings) from various tectonic settings will be addressed and
used to test in practice the theoretical knowledge.
Teaching MethodsFrontal lectures (l), class seminars (s) and practicals (pra),
collective exercises and reading assignments of selected primary
literature on specific regional examples.
Contact hours per student: 2
Method of AssessmentFinal written exam (E): 70%
Student presentations (Pres), practicals (Prac) and/or assignments (A):
Class participation: 10%
It is not possible to compensate one component with another.
- Allen, P.A. and Allen, J.R. (2004). Basin Analysis. Blackwell
Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-632-05207-3
- Catuneanu, O. (2006), Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy, Elsevier
Other relevant literature will be provided.
Additional InformationThis course focuses on the background, origin and evolution of
sedimentary basins in space and time, with the main aim is to understand
how such systems develop and fill, and how they and their contents can
be used for a variety of applied purposes.
Recommended background knowledgeStratigraphy, sedimentology, structural geology and tectonics at
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. K. Ogata|
|Examiner||dr. K. Ogata|
dr. K. Ogata
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Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Computer lab, Lecture, Reading|
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