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SC 1: Physical processes of sediment transport and primary sedimentary structures

Lecturer: J. B. Southard (MIT)

Contents:
Overview of physical processes of sediment transport and development of primary sedimentary structures. Topics to be covered: fluid forces on sediment particles; turbulent flows over sediment beds; unidirectional and oscillatory flows; threshold of sediment movement; transport of particles; bed configurations; and sediment gravity flows. Emphasis will be on basic concepts, results from laboratory experiments and field studies, and applications to the ancient sedimentary record. Participants will receive lecture notes.

Date:
30th August, 9:00 - 17:00 (6 hrs)
Minimum participants:
15
Maximum participants:
70
Cost:
¥5,000 (¥3,000 for students)