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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Geology of Sedimentary Basins - MG421P38
Title: Geologie sedimentárních pánví
Czech title: Geologie sedimentárních pánví
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 3
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
the course is taught as cyclical
Guarantor: RNDr. David Uličný, CSc.
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Annotation -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (05.10.2009)
Course is focused on basic geotectonic types of sedimentary basins and main driving mechanisms influencing architecture and lithology of basin fill. Practicals are oriented to basic methods of analysis of basin fill ? including interpretation of reflection seismic data, well-log data; subsidence analysis.
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Karel Martínek, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

P.A. Allen a J.R.Allen (2005): Basin Analysis, Principles and Applications. 2nd ed., Blackwel, 549 pp.

C.J. Busby a R.V. Ingersoll (1995): Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins. Blackwel, 579 pp.

G. Einsele (2000): Sedimentary Basins, Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget. 2nd ed., Springer, 792 pp.

M. Wangen (2010): Physical Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis. CUP, Cambridge, 527 pp.

selected chapters:

G. Nichols (2004): Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. Blackwell, 355 pp. Kapitoly 17 – 24.

M. Leeder (2005): Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins, From Turbulence to Tectonics. Blackwell, 592 pp. Kapitoly 1 a 8.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Karel Martínek, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

protocols from practicals - seismic and well-log sections

exam: written test (essay + seismic section interpretation)

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Karel Martínek, Ph.D. (28.05.2015)

Basin types and basin analysis
1. Introduction
basin types, geotectonic position, heatflow, preservation potential, burial history, stratigraphic record
Rift basins
continental rifting, oceanic rifting, passive margins
2. Strike-slip basins
marine and non-marine pull-apart basins
3. practicals
seismic sections interpretation ? rift and strike-slip basins; basin type identification
4. Cratonic basins, "sag" basins
Subduction related basins (1h) arc-trench systems, oceanic basins, ophiolites, fore-arc b., back-arc b., retro-arc b., inter-arc b., intra-arc b., trenches, acretional prism
Orogenic Basins (1h) foreland basins, piggy-back pánve
5. Complex story ? basin inversion
practicals - seismic sections interpretation ? cratonic, subduction, foreland, piggy-back basins, basin inversion; basin type identification
Methods of basin analysis
6. Stratigraphy
physical stratigraphy, lithostratigraphical vs. genetic stratigraphical approach, sequens str., allostratigraphy practicals ? well log correlation, stratigraphic section, stratigraphic framework
7. Sequence stratigraphy - practice
2-D reconstruction of stratigraphycal record
8. Magnetometry, gravimetry, geophysical well logging
geophysical methods in basin analysis ? basement, basin fill, isopach maps
practicals ? well log correlation as a stratigraphic tool in non-marine basins
9. Burial history ? subsidence and thermal
compaction, decompaction, backstripping, subsidence analysis, thermal history
practicals ? subsidence analysis
10. Case studies

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