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In Exercise 1, students are given modified data published by Cole & Friberg, 1989, Stratigraphy and Sedimentation of the Book Cliffs, Utah. They follow instructions to construct a measured section. In Exercise 2, students work either with polarized microscopic photographs linked online to specific units in their measured section or directly with the thin-sections. Grain characteristics are measured and observed. In Exercise 3, facies units are determined on the basis of bedding, sedimentary structures, trace and macrofossil evidence. An interpreted facies overlay of their first graphically generated measured section. A table is also generated to support their facies determinations. In Exercise 4, correlations are made using an east-west transect of several stratigraphic sections. Shallowing-upward cycles and exposure and flooding surfaces are marked; lateral facies correlations are made.

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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Depositional environments,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195708821T,Stratigraphy,Sedimentary Textures,NSDL,Techniques of Sedimentary Geology,Sediment Transport and Deposition,Diagenesis,Facies and Facies Models,Geoscience,Sedimentary Structures

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