Mar 20, 2018  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 6110 - Advanced Stratigraphy

Introduction and application of cycle and sequence stratigraphy from a rock-based perspective. Emphasis on recognizing vertical stacking patterns and sequence hierarchy of depositional units identified from outcrop and subsurface data sets for application to reservoir modeling. A course field trip to modern environments (Florida, Bahamas or Belize) or ancient carbonate systems (Paradox Basin, Utah or Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and Texas) may be required. Student projects will include logging, description, and interpretation of cores and slabs at the mesoscopic level at the MGRRE facility.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: GEOS 3350 or department approval.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to Graduate students only.

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