Providing the basic elements for understanding and using the main methods of stratigraphic analysis of depositional systems, integrating theoretical and practical aspects.
Knowledge on the main theoretical and experimental elements of lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and practical applications to case studies.
STRATIGRAPHY AND PRACTICALS Physical stratigraphy: events and their identification in the geological record. Sequence stratigraphy: concepts and applications in different settings and data sets (outcrop, seismic lines). Sequence stratigraphy and chronostratigraphy. Methods for the interpretation of seismic lines (theoretical and practical). Paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy: physical principles and applications. Cyclostratigraphy: analyses of cyclic signals and applications in stratigraphy. Chemostratigraphy: basic principles of Oxygen and Carbon stable isotopes and stratigraphic applications. Paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy: physical principles and applications. Chronostratigraphy. Geochronologic Timescale. Astrochronologiccal Timescale.