This unit comprises a six-day field trip, lectures and practical classes on sedimentology, volcanology and tectonics. Comprehensive overviews of (i) sedimentary and volcanic processes and products and (ii) compressional, extensional and transcurrent tectonic settings are related to current interpretations of the geologic evolution of the Earth. The volcanology component covers the links between volcanoes, eruption processes, the architecture of volcanic provinces and tectonic setting. The sedimentology component explores links between tectonic process, basin development and spatial and temporal variations in sedimentary facies. The tectonics component of the unit describes tectonic processes and the features and characteristics of different tectonic settings, and has a particular focus on the tectonic evolution of Tasmania and the southwest Pacific. The field trip takes place the week immediately before Semester 1 begins and provides an introduction to the geological history of central western Tasmania and field techniques underpinning geological interpretations.
|Unit name||Sedimentology, Volcanology and Tectonics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Sebastien Meffre|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Karin Orth|Professor Leonid Danyushevsky|Associate Professor Rebecca Carey|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate tectonic scenarios using structural, sedimentological and volcanological information to understand regional geological history
- Explain connections between magma composition, eruptive style and the architecture of volcanoes typical of different tectonic settings
- Apply sedimentology, volcanology and tectonic theory, concepts and methods to relevant research problems in earth sciences
- Synthesise the results of field investigations (e.g. recorded lithological, structural and volcanological data) and relevant scientific literature in answers to questions and appropriately referenced written reports
- Collect structural, sedimentological, lithological and volcanological field data to interpret the formation, geological history and/or tectonic setting of rocks and regions
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesKEA208 AND KEA209
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 8 x 3-hr lab sessions, 6 day excursion prior to the start of semester
|Assessment||Final Exam (50%)|Excursion report (20%)|Practicals (15%)|Mapping Exercise (5%)|Field tests (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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