Novel approaches to improving understanding of the stratigraphical record


Wednesday, November 8, 2023    

Prof. Peter Burgess Head of Earth Sciences at Liverpool University

Sedimentary geology has, like many areas of geology, traditionally been mostly an observational science. However, this is slowly changing. Using more quantitative methods, we can improve our understanding of how sediments accumulate and what individual beds may show of deep time environmental changes. For example this approach means we can better understand any patterns in the layers and if so what they are recording, such as possible cycles of change in the environment.

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