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R3, Seminar Room

Welcome to the Sedimentology course pages. The slides, class notes and assignments are largely by Prof. Angelo Rossi. I am very grateful for his permission to use them 

2018 - Sedimentary Geology - CO10-210203 -

General Information

Credits: 2.50

Official Course Description: 

In this course the students will be made familiar with the basics concepts of sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Focus will also be on the identification and recognition of sedimentary features and on an understanding of modern and ancient depositional processes and environments.

Reading Material

  1.   Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, 2nd Edition. G. Nichols. Wiley-Blackwell (2009). ISBN: 978-1-4051-3592-4 Even in eBOOK format - Access here -  

Grading & Submission 








Final Exam


Deadline (all assignments): 13:00 Friday 14th December 2018*

  • Delay in submission up to 1 week = 50% reduction of assignment grade
  • Delay in submission more than 1 week = 100% deduction of assignment grade


  1. Paper or printed copies to: Erica or Britta (Team Assistant R3) or Vikram (in this order)

  2. Digital copies to: Vikram

Both paper and digital copies are needed for the final submission (and grading).




Slides, Readings, Assignments


1Fri, 26. Oct. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Room

Sedimentology Intro & Earth History 1


2Tue, 30. Oct. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar RoomEarth History 1 & 2 Sedimentology ClasticsLecture 1a & 2a, Chapter 1, 2, 4


3Fri, 2. Nov. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar RoomRock identification 1: ClasticsLecture 2a & 2b, Chapter 1, 2, 4


4Tue, 6. Nov. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar Room


Lecture 3, Chapter Chapters 19, 22(pages 339-340) & 23 (pages 249- 256) 
5Fri, 9. Nov. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Room

Rock identification 2: Clastics


6Tue, 13. Nov. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar Room


7Fri, 16. Nov. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Roo

Rock identification 3: Clastics

8Tue, 20. Nov. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar Room


9Fri, 23. Nov. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Room

Sedimentology: Carbonates

10Tue, 27. Nov. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar Room

Sedimentology: Carbonates

Chapters 7 - 14 and 16


11Fri, 30. Nov. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Room

Clastics / Environments

See Lecture 4 (below)


12Tue, 4. Dec. 201811:1512:30R3, Seminar Room

Clastics / Environments

Homework 2a


13Fri, 7. Dec. 201809:4511:00R3, Seminar Room

Open sessions / Rock Identification Catch up session

See Lectures (below)


 ?????????FINAL EXAMUseful for Revision - Registrar's Schedule
 EXTRA 1 Tuesday 27th 12:30 13:30 


EXTRA 2  Tuesday 4th 12:30 13:30    


  File Modified
PDF File lecture5-CO10-210203-2018-carbonates.pdf Nov 27, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File lecture4-CO10-210203-2018.pdf Nov 27, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File lecture3-CO10-210203-2018.pdf Nov 27, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File HOMEWORK-1a-Sedimentology-clastics.pdf Nov 13, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File lecture-clastic-recognition.pdf Nov 13, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File c_gengeo18_Earth_History_3.pdf Nov 06, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File b_gengeo18_Earth_History_2.pdf Nov 06, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File a_gengeo18_Earth_History_1.pdf Oct 30, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File lecture1a-CO10-210203-2018.pdf Oct 30, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram
PDF File lecture2-CO10-210203-2018.pdf Oct 30, 2018 by Unnithan, Vikram

Contact Details

Vikram Unnithan,, Office: Room 98, R3

Erica Luzzi,, Office: Room 121, R3

Restricted Course Material. Please do not disseminate.

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