SO461 Syllabus--Fall 2014 (11/25/2014)

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Week Mon Tues Wed Focus Lab Key concepts Paper
1 8/18 8/19 8/20 Course introduction   Uniformitarianism  
2 8/25 8/26 8/27 Geologic time and ocean basins Age and depth Absolute and relative time
Dating methods
Steno Laws
Zalasiewicz and others, 2008
Smith and Marks, 2014 (for lab)
3 9/1 9/2 9/3 Radar altimeters and geoid Sediment distribution, Radar altimeters Sedimentary rock classification and facies Sandwell and Smith, 1996
Sandwell and Smith, 1997
4 9/8 9/9 9/10 Sedimentation rates, density, sound velocity Sedimentation rates, density, sound velocity    
5 9/15 9/16
YP lab sediment sampling
9/17 Resources from marine sedimentary rocks YP lab sediment sampling   IODP Initial Science Plan, pp.10-16; 53-70
6
x-week
9/22 9/23
HOL: sed size analysis
9/24 Exam 1 Review and exam HOL--Sediment size distributions    
7 9/29 9/30 10/1 Plate motions Plate motions    
8 10/6 10/7
Quiz on plate motions
10/8 Triple junctions Triple junctions and GPS    
9 10/13 10/14 10/15
Quiz on triple junctions
Magnetic anomalies Magnetic anomalies    
10 10/20 10/21 10/22 Faults and earthquakes Earthquakes and Beach balls    
11
x-week
10/27
Quiz on faults and stereonets
10/28
YP lab subbottom
10/29  Exam 2 Sonar mapping YP lab subbottom    
12 11/3 11/4 11/5 Seismic reflection and transforms Seismic reflection    
13 11/10 11/11 11/12 Gloria sidescan Gloria sidescan    
14 11/17 11/18 11/19 Ridges Ridges Igneous rocks  
15 11/24 11/25
Movie day
11/26
early schedule
Trenches and tsunamis Trenches and tsunamis Metamorphic rocks  
16 12/1 12/2 12/3 Sea level rise Sea level rise    
17 12/8
Last classes
12/9 12/10        
  12/15 12/16

1330 final exam
12/17