Lecture 8: California tectonics, marine sediments 
Lecture 8: California tectonics, marine sediments
by UCLA / Edwin Schauble
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Date Added: December 5, 2010

Lecture Description

October 12, 2009

Paleogeographic reconstruction
Regional & Local Tectonics of California
Pacific Plate Evolution
Easternmost Pacific Plate Evolution
Southern CA Evolution
Coast Ranges & Central Valley
The Sierra Nevada
Coast Ranges (scraped off the Farallon Plate)
San Andreas and other Faults

Sedimentation: Big Picture
Global Distribution & Thickness of Marine Sedimentary Layers
Grain Size Sediment Classification
Grain Size Dependent Transport
Genetic Classification of Sediments
• Terrigenous: from continents
• Biogenous: from biological sources
• Hydrogenous: seawater precipitates
• Sometimes referred to as “authigenic” -- means formed in place
• Cosmogenous: extraterrestrial sources
Terrigenous Sediment Sources

Lecture Notes: Lecture 8: California tectonics, marine sediment

Course Index

Course Description

In this course, Prof. Edwin Schauble gives 27 video lectures on Introduction to Oceanography. This class provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global oceanic system.

•High school science background
– Math: algebra & geometry, graphs
– Metric units
– Geography: maps, Earth's major features, longitude & latitude
– Chemistry: elements, atoms, molecules, chemical equations
– Physics: matter, density, waves, velocity, energy, gravity
– Biology: genus, species, evolution, plants & animals

Original Course Name: Earth & Space Science 15: Introduction to Oceanography.

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