Geology 334 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (Spring 2015)

Class Meetings: Tues-Thur 10:00-11:20, Cascade Rm 202

Lab Meetings: Columbia Rm 143, and Cascade 101



Dr. Rebecca Dorsey

Office: 305D Cascade Hall

Phone: 346-4431


Office Hours: M, T, Th, 4-5, or by appointment

GTF's: Brennan O'Connell (;
Corina Cerovski-Darriau (

Text: Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (2012, 5th ed.) by Sam Boggs

Course Syllabus:

Organization and Grading

Lecture and Lab Schedule

Course Links:

Lecture Outlines


Related Links

Earth Science in the News - Occasional posts of interesting Earth-Science related news stories

Climate Change Science - a few web sites

Grand Canyon Photos - where art meets stratigraphy

Sediments and Global Cycles - by Paul Olsen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (from his Dinosaurs course)

EPA Acid Rain Page (see related: a simplified geologic map of the U.S.)

Laminar Flow in corn syrup A fun demo at You Tube

Sediment Transport Animations - by Mark Schmeeckle, Arizona State University.
See also, excerpts from his modeling paper (a pdf file), published in Sedimentology (2003)

USGS Bedform Sedimentology - great animations and movies, by Dave Rubin and others

Sediment Transport Movies - nice collection, by Paul Heller (University of Wyoming)

Turbidity Currents and Snow Avalanches - A quick search in Google Scholar

Sequence Stratigraphy Concepts - explained beautifully by Steve Holland, University of Georgia

Sequence Stratigraphy II - at SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).

Coral Reefs - a few links to coral reef pages

NOAA's Paleoclimate web pages- great source of information and data

Pineapple Express - strong flow of moist warm air from the tropical western Pacific Ocean

Other Web Resources

Web Resources for Sedimentary Geologists

UO Dept of Geological Sciences

University of Oregon

List of UO Computer Labs

Teaching and Learning Center offered by the UO Office of Student Services

Student Conduct Code - UO's Policy Statement: please read it, FYI

Becky Dorsey's Home Page