Past Exam for GEOL 103A - SEDIMENTOLOGY/STRATIGRPHY with Horner at Cal State-Sacramento (CSUS)

Exam Information

Material Type:Final
University:California State University - Sacramento
Term:Spring 2006
  • Braided Stream
  • Debris Flow
  • Brief Description
  • Description
  • Short-Answer Questions
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Configuration
  • Precipitation
  • Short Answer
  • The Channel
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Name _______________________________ Geology 103A Final exam Spring, 2006 Short answer questions: 4 points each 1) Describe the mineralogic composition of a typical silt. 2) What does phi size describe, and how is it measured? 3) What is the difference between compositional maturity and mineralogic maturity? Give an example of each. 4) How (and where) does convolute lamination form? 5) What is a flute cast? How does it form, and where is it preserved? 6) What is a secondary sedimentary structure? Name one! 7) What adjectives are used to describe bed configuration or shape? 8) What bedforms are present in the upper flow regime? 9) Describe the different grain motions that can occur during bedload transport 10) What is helical flow? Where does it occur? 11) What is a crevasse splay? Where do they form? 12) How would the channel-to-floodplain ratio differ in a meandering vs. a braided stream? 13) Compare the shape of a wave-dominated delta to the shape of a tidally dominated delta. 14) How...

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