Course: Basin Analysis

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Course title Basin Analysis
Course code KGE/PANEV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bábek Ondřej, prof. Mgr. Dr.
Course content
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the theory of formation, development and filling of sedimentary basins and their classifications. The main themes are: definition and tectonic classification of sedimentary basins, theory if isostasy, mechanisms of subsidence and modelling of the subsidence history, overview of subsidence models and models of fills of basic basin types: rifts, passive margins, intracraton basins, deep-sea troughs, fore-arc, intra-arc, and back-arc basins, residual and foreland basins, intramontane basins, transpressional, transtensional and transrotational basins. The course further involves fundamentals of sequential stratigraphy and sequentially stratigraphical models of passive margin and foreland basins, stratigraphic cyclicity, overview of eustatic cycles and their controlling factors.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Grafic and Art Activities
  • Attendace - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is focused to the theory of formation, development and filling of sedimentary basins and their classifications.
The students should be able to: - explain the theory of formation, development, and filling of sedimentary basins, theory of isostasis - describe the mechanisms of subsidence, and modeling of subsudence history - classify the basin types (rifts, passive margins, intracratonic basins, deep-sea trenches, forearc, intraarc, backarc basins, residual and intramontanic basins, transpressive, transtensional and transrotational basins) - define the principles of sequential stratigraphy and sequentially stratigraphic models of passive margin and foredeep basins
Basic knowledge of physical geology, plate tectonics theory, geomorphology, historical geology, sedimentary geology and geophysics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Student performance, Dialog

Written exam checking the knowledge of themes taught.
Recommended literature
  • Busby, C., J. - Ingersoll, R., V. (1995). Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins. Blackwell Scientific.
  • Einsele, G. (1992). Sedimentary Basins, Evolution, Facies and Sediment Budget. Springer Verlag.
  • Miall, A., D. (1990). Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis. Springer Verlag.
  • Miall, A., D. (1996). The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences. Springer Verlag.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2014) Geology courses - Summer