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GEOL 738 Basin Analysis

GEOL 738.  Basin Analysis.  3 Credits.     

Overview of sedimentary basins, mechanisms of basin formation, and basin evolution through time. Topics include lithospheric stretching and flexure to form sedimentary basins, geohistory analysis and backstripping, and thermal history and controls on basin fill. This course consists of lectures, exercises, and a field trip. This course is available at both the 500 and 700 level with additional assignments required at the 700 level. Not open to students with credit in GEOL 538. Prerequisite: GEOL 331 and GEOL 562.