Basin Analysis

Description

Basin Analysis investigates basin formation and controls on sedimentary infills. The module focuses on techniques, such as sequence stratigraphy, for unravelling sedimentary sequences in ‘4D’ and developing a thorough understanding of the inter-linked internal and external drivers of basin development and evolution. The module includes an extended research essay on the future of the sequence stratigraphic paradigm and a key aspect of the module will be developing a high-level understanding of the interaction between tectonics, sedimentation, sea level and climate change and exploring pertinent research developments in this field.

Delivery

Lectures, practical classes, fieldwork

Assessment

Extended research essay on future of sequence stratigraphic paradigm (4,000 words; 60%) and associated 10 minute powerpoint/oral presentation (15%). Basin analysis project linked to degree programme (25%).