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Teaching

EES 4800/5800 - Advanced Stratigraphy, Fall 2019 (replacing EES 6770)

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: The stratigraphic record is the principle archive of past surface processes in depositional environments. Unravelling this record requires an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in the preservation of strata at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Students will be introduced to concepts of sediment mass balance; internal dynamics and external forcings on sedimentary systems; morphodynamics; rates, timescales, and stratigraphic completeness; tectonics and basin filling; sediment routing and provenance; basin scale architectures and sequence stratigraphy; and planetary stratigraphy.

 

EES 6096 - Writing Science, Fall 2019

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: Students will learn to prepare carefully crafted paragraphs and weave them into a compelling scientific narrative. We will critically evaluate the components of papers and proposals through examples, discussion, and peer evaluation. We will discuss preparing clear, concise, and relevant figures and conceptual diagrams. Students will work over the course of the semester toward completed manuscript which we will peer-review and revise.

ENCE 6334 - Sediment Transport and Dredging, Spring 2019

Syllabus

Course Description: Particle size analysis, fluid-particle systems, incipient motion; bedload, suspended load, and total load; bedforms; sediment measurement; physical and numerical modeling of sediment transport; river modeling, transport of liquid-solid mixtures in pipes; dredging equipment; hydraulic and mechanical dredging; geotechnical properties of dredged sediments; environmental impacts of dredging.

 

EES 6770 - Basin Analysis, Fall 2018

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: The stratigraphic record is the principle archive of past surface processes in depositional environments. Unravelling this record requires an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in the preservation of strata at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Students will be introduced to concepts of sediment mass balance; internal dynamics and external forcings on sedimentary systems; morphodynamics; rates, timescales, and stratigraphic completeness; tectonics and basin filling; sediment routing and provenance; basin scale architectures and sequence stratigraphy; and planetary stratigraphy.