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The transgressive coastal sequence, as a fundamental concept in stratigraphy, will be explored by the students in a hands-on activity based on a set of high-resolution seismic profiles collected in the shoreface off Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia. Small groups of 2-3 students will identify primary surfaces, such as the ravinement surface and sequence boundaries, and major sedimentary facies, such as offshore shoals, flood-tidal deltas, and tidal inlets, in a set of shore-parallel and shore-perpendicular lines. The exercise begins with factors controlling relative sea level and leads into accommodation space and preservation potential.

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    Keywords:

    Depositional environments,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195729077T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Stratigraphy,NSDL,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience,Facies and Facies Models

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    English

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