University of Calgary

GLGY 483 - Carbonate Sedimentology - Winter 2018

Petrography of carbonate sediments and their biotic and abiotic constituents. Ocean chemistry of carbonate systems and ocean acidification. Sedimentological, biological and climatic significance of modern and ancient carbonates. Warm- and cool-water carbonate factories. Lacustrine, peritidal, neritic, reef, slope, and pelagic environments. Diagenesis, dolomitization and carbonate reservoirs.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 323 and 381; one of 491 or 493; and one of 341 or 343.


  • Credit for Geology 483 and either 461 or 583 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2019.
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