A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Host campus
- Dr Candace Martin, Dr Mike Palin
Turbidites are widespread sedimentary deposits of economic and scientific importance. They dominate Mesozoic sedimentary rocks of the Eastern Province and younger Cenozoic basins. This project will address a basic question: where does the sand and mud in a turbidite come from? Early results indicate very different sources. The work will involve field documentation of samples, petrography, XRD and Nd isotope analysis of mudrocks, and U-Pb dating of detrital zircons in sandstones by LA-ICP-MS.
Recommended preparation: GEOL262/362, GEOL263/363 and GEOL273/373 or equivalent.