Rift Sedimentation in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

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This field trip takes us from the Tethys to the Atlantic, demonstrating how important the underlying Palaeozoic units were to the distribution and nature of sedimentation in the Mesozoic. This is a superb example of rift sedimentation, with depositional environments ranging from alluvial plains in the early phase to shallow marine and fully marine carbonate environments. Modern equivalents for the ancient environments are also on display.

This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our courses on Rift Basins, Structural Geology or Basin Analysis.



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