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Analysis and interpretation of facies

Code: 71835
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Katarina Gobo
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


All teaching activities in the course will be held on English. This level includes courses with multiple groups (i.e., all teaching will be held strictly in Croatian for Croatian groups, and strictly in English for English groups).

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Facies (lithofacies, biofacies, microfacies, discreptive facies, genetic facies), facies associations, facies sequences, architectural elements and lateral profiles). Facies models. Sedimentary logs, drawing sedimentary logs. Fundamental principles of sequence stratigraphy. Sedimentary basins, sedimentary basins and plate tectonics. Alluvial fans. Rivers, characteristic facies and facies associations, glacial and glaciofluvial facies and environments. Deltas, types of deltas, threepartite division of deltas, delta successions, fan deltas, Gilbert deltas. Clastic and carbonate coasts, coastal processes and environments. Clastic and carbonate shelfs, carbonate platforms shelfal processes, shelfal facies and associations. Estuary and incised valleys.
Deepsea environments, deepsea turbidites, debrites, slumps and slides, olitostoliths, contourites, pelagic and hemipelagic sediments. Aeolian sediments and environments.

Learning outcomes:

Basic knowledge and understanding of the sedimentary processes in the various environments.
Basic knowledge on sedimentary facies and identification competences.
Ability to apply appropriate methods and technology.
Basic ability of independent analysis in the field and laboratory .
Basic ability to prepare, process, interpret and present data.
Ability to create sedimentary models.
  1. Gary Nichols (2009): Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (second edition; Willey-Blackwell; 419 p.)
  2. Noel P. James & Robert W. Dalrymple (2010): Facies Models 4 (Geological Association of Canada; 586 p.)
  3. John Collinson, Nigel Mountney & David Thompson (2006): Sedimentary Structures (third editon; Terra; 292 p.)
  4. Angela L. Coe et al., (2003): The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change (Cambridge Univity Press; 288 p.)
  5. Octavian Catuneanu (2006): Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy (Elsevier; 375 p.)
  6. Henry W. Posamentier & Roger G. Walker (eds.) (2006): Facies Modela Revisited (SEPM Special Publication 84; 527 p.
  7. Wojtek Nemec (1996): Principles of lithostratigraphic logging and facies analysis (Short course Compendium); Department of Earth Science University of Bergen; 28 p.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Field course in geology II
Passed : Sedimentary petrology
6. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Geology
Consultations schedule: