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

Lecturer: J. B. Southard (MIT)

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.

30th August, 9:00 - 17:00 (6 hrs)
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¥5,000 (¥3,000 for students)