The course is highly practical consisting in 7 – 10 days of field work on fluvial or deltaic deposits. During the field work the student will describe the sedimentary structures, the internal and external geometries of the sedimentary bodies, the stratigraphic relationships at different scales and the overall architecture of the rock record. Then, the student will identify the possible similarities and differences with sedimentary bodies on Mars.
The filed work will be carried on in Spain (fluvial deposits) or Greece (Deltaic deposits).
Aeolian sedimentation will be addressed in the field work of the course of Comparative sedimentology.