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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. It is 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.

JAMES, N.P. & DALRYMPLE, R.W. 2010. Facies Models 4. Geological Association of Canada. (or equivalent chapters in earlier editions by Walker and James)

Marine and continental clastic sediments


Continental margin and oceanic sedimentation

Reading reading
  • Tucker, chapter 2, section 2.11.7; chapter 3, section 3.7.2; chapter 9, section 9.3
  • James & Dalrymple, chapter 13
  • Talling, P.J., Paull, C.K. & Piper, D.J.W. (2013) How are subaqueous sediment density flows triggered, what is their internal structure and how does it evolve? Direct observations from monitoring of active flows. Earth-Science Reviews, 125, 244-287.

Online lectures, tutorials & reading

Lectures and Tutorials

Virtual field trips

Virtual field trips



Turbidites and submarine fans - modern

Turbidites and submarine fans - ancient

Pelagic sediments



Video, Audio


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