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Geological Oceanography

geological oceanography

Geological oceanography is the study of sediments and rocks within the marine environment. Faculty in UGA Marine Sciences study paleoceanography and examine processes affecting the sediments and stratigraphy of coastal environments and the continental margin and how these processes affect communities of marine organisms. We study both contemporary and ancient environments using field studies and computer models to understand how these systems have responded to change, and predict how similar systems today will change in the future. 


Sedimentary processes on continental margins, processes of stratigraphic sequence formation, coastal and barrier island geology, rates and processes of shoreline change, Quaternary sea level history, coastal hazards and vulnerability assessments, anthropogenic impacts on the coastal zone, biological modification of the sedimentary record,…

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