2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

GEOL 540 Karst Environments and Carbonate Geology

A study of a portion of the global carbon cycle that includes an intensive survey of karst aquifers and landscapes as well as the geology of the carbonate rocks in which the karst forms. Planned topics will include carbonate depositional environments, carbonate petrology and diagenesis, speleogenetic theories, karst hydrology and geochemistry, karst geomorphology, and environmental/engineering challenges in karst. Prerequisite: GEOL 207, 240. Not open to students who have credit in GEOL 440.