Geology 334 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (Fall 2013)

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

Lab Meetings: Columbia Rm 254, and other locations


Dr. Rebecca Dorsey

Office: 305D Cascade Hall

Phone: 346-4431


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

GTF: Mindy Homan, Cascade 305A,

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