Stratigraphic correlation project
This project emphasizes the use of both field observation and subsurface data to interpret depositional and erosional history. On Monday and Tuesday we measure detailed Mesozoic stratigraphic sections in the greater IUGFS area. We then correlate our measured sections with other measured sections and subsurface well data covering about 1/3 of the state of Montana. Students also make isopach maps and subcrop maps to aid in interpretation. Week four doesn’t have an independent exercise.