Geology 334 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (Spring 2017)

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: Sam Nath (; Cascade room 324
Matthew Morris (;

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

Course Syllabus:

Organization and Grading

Lecture and Lab Schedule

The FIELD TRIP will depart at 8:00 a.m. Saturday May 20, from the Onyx Bridge Parking Lot. Return by 7:00 pm same day.
Here is an Equipment List for the trip.

Course Links:

Lecture Outlines


Related Links

Climate Change Science - a few web sites

Grand Canyon Photos - where art meets stratigraphy

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

The KEELING CURVE - An amazing record of CO2 through time, from 800,000 years ago to the present

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

PRISM Climate Data - Excellent source of data on precipitation ththrough time in 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.

Becky Dorsey's Home Page