Geologists interested in learning about clastic sediments, and trace fossils in modern and ancient coastal plain and nearshore settings.
To learn about the mechanical and physicochemical processes that control architecture, facies, and reservoir quality in shallow marine and fluvial reservoirs and how to be predictive.
The interaction of rivers, waves, tides, and biological activity along the modern, microtidal coastline of the upper Texas coast creates an ideal natural laboratory to study the relative degrees of influence of autogenic controls on nearshore and fluvial clastic reservoirs. Combined with anthropogenic modification, salt tectonics, and a glacially-driven history, these deposits also offer insight into allocyclic controls on clastic reservoirs and their impact on the geological record. This course combines detailed investigations of modern fluvial, estuarine, deltaic, shoreface, and tidal inlet depositional environments with subsurface examples in core to provide participants with a more holistic understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of shallow marine and fluvial reservoirs and stresses the importance of thinking three-dimensionally as well as the traditional, 2-D, proximal-distal perspective on sediment dispersal and facies distribution.
US $600 (single occupancy)
US $480 (double occupancy)
Applicable Credits: 14 PDH; 1.4 CEU
Pricing Includes: Ground transportation to and from Galveston, one night hotel in Galveston (single or double occupancy options), lunch (Friday & Saturday), entry fees, refreshments and guidebook
Notes: Transportation to the starting point is not included in the cost of this trip. Temperatures can range from 40-90 degrees Fahrenheit during this time period. Please bring warm clothing. Closed toed shoes are required for this trip.
There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.
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