In Stratigraphy and Sedimentology students learn fundamental aspects of sedimentology through a Lake sediment coring project. During this process sediment (and sedimentary rock) description is key, as are the fundamental steps undertaken in a sedimentology lab (grain size analysis, smear slides, 1-2 mm grain counts). Students are also introduced to sedimentary structures, features of different depositional environments, facies analysis, and basin analysis.
Dr. Kate Pound
Earth, Environmental, and Natural Sciences,
North Hennepin Community College,
Brooklyn Park, MN
Dept. of Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences,
St. Cloud State University