How to… A virtual classroom

The posts here provide an outline of method and theory for some of the basic tasks that geologists undertake in the field and lab. They are directed primarily at undergraduate geology students, but should be useful for anyone wanting a refresher. They are not encyclopedic descriptions – refer to the many fine textbooks and web sites for examples of more complex geological problems.

The list of tasks will evolve. The emphasis initially is on stratigraphy, sedimentary strata and mapping, but because sedimentary strata are commonly deformed, there is an obvious cross-over to structural analysis.


How to…

Stratigraphy – sedimentology

Structural geology – mapping

Describing sedimentary rocks