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These links and readings are provided to support the Sedimentology module at the University of Derby, and are in addition to the classes, and the course and practical notes available from the University of Derby web site. Topics are not necessarily given in exactly the same order as in the course.

Textbook references are to:

TUCKER, M.E. 2001. Sedimentary Petrology: an introduction to the origin of sedimentary rocks. 3rd edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications.


Sediment transport and sedimentary structures


Bedforms and sedimentary structures

Reading reading
  • Tucker, chapter 2, section 2.3; chapter 3, section 3.2

Online lectures, tutorials & reading

Lectures and Tutorials


Erosional structures

Depositional structures - currents

Depositional structures - wind


Depositional structures - waves


Post-depositional structures

[Image credits: BSRG - British Sedimentological Research Group photo archive ]

Video, audio

Video, Audio

Watch all of these movies, and make notes on how the various bedform types develop.

Quizzes and tests



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This page is maintained by Roger Suthren. Last updated 29 January, 2015 21:37