Principles of Tidal Sedimentology


Author: Richard A. Davis Jr.,Robert W. Dalrymple
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400701233
Category: Science
Page: 621
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This book presents a comprehensive, contemporary review of tidal environments and deposits. Individual chapters, each written by world-class experts, cover the full spectrum of coastal, shallow-marine and even deep-marine settings where tidal action influences or controls sediment movement and deposition. Both siliciclastic and carbonate deposits are covered. Various chapters examine the dynamics of sediment transport by tides, and the morphodynamics of tidal systems. Several chapters explore the occurrence of tidal deposits in the stratigraphic context of entire sedimentary basins. This book is essential reading for both coastal geologists and managers, and geologists interested in extracting hydrocarbons from complex tidal successions.

Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology


Author: N.A
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444635394
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology provides information on the ‘Tidal-Fluvial Transition', the transition zone between river and tidal environments, and includes contributions that address some of the most fundamental research questions, including how the morphology of the tidal-fluvial transition zone evolves over short (days) and long (decadal) time periods and for different tidal and fluvial regimes, the structure of the river flow as it varies in its magnitude over tidal currents and how this changes at the mixing interface between fresh and saline water and at the turbidity maximum, the role of suspended sediment in controlling bathymetric change and bar growth and the role of fine-grained sediment (muds and flocs), whether it is possible to differentiate between ‘fluvial’ and ‘tidally’ influenced bedforms as preserved in bars and within the adjacent floodplain and what are the diagnostic sedimentary facies of tidal-fluvial deposits and how are these different from ‘pure’ fluvial and tidal deposits, amongst other topics. The book presents the latest research on the processes and deposits of the tidal-fluvial transition, documenting recent major field programs that have quantified the flow, sediment transport, and bed morphology in tidal-fluvial zones. It uses description of contemporary environments and ancient outcrop analogues to characterize the facies change through the tidal-fluvial transition. Presents the latest outcomes from recent, large, integrated field programs in estuaries around the world Gives detailed field descriptions (outcrop, borehole, core, contemporary sediments) of tidal-fluvial deposits Accesses new models and validation datasets for estuarine processes and deposits Presents descriptions of contemporary environments and ancient outcrop analogues to characterize the facies change through the tidal-fluvial transition

Sedimentology of Paralic Reservoirs

Recent Advances
Author: G.J. Hampson,A.D. Reynolds,B. Kostic,M.R. Wells
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1786202743
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Paralic reservoirs reflect a range of depositional environments including deltas, shoreline–shelf systems and estuaries. They provide the backbone of production in many mature basins, and contribute significantly to global conventional hydrocarbon production. However, the range of environments, together with relative sea-level and sediment supply changes, result in significant variability in their stratigraphic architecture and sedimentological heterogeneity, which translates into complex patterns of reservoir distribution and production that are challenging to predict, optimize and manage. This volume presents new research and developments in established approaches to the exploration and production of paralic reservoirs. The 13 papers in the volume are grouped into three thematic sections, which address: the sedimentological characterization of paralic reservoirs using subsurface data; lithological heterogeneity in paralic depositional systems arising from the influence of tidal currents; and paralic reservoir analogue studies of modern sediments and ancient outcrops. The volume demonstrates that heterogeneity in paralic reservoirs is increasingly well understood at all scales, but highlights gaps in our knowledge and areas of current research.

The Tide-Dominated Han River Delta, Korea

Geomorphology, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphic Architecture
Author: Don Cummings,Robert Dalrymple,Kyungsik Choi,Jaehwa Jin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128010819
Category: Science
Page: 382
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The Tide-Dominated Han River Delta provides a thorough analysis of a river delta in which tidal currents have reworked the river-borne sediment, generating characteristic geomorphological and sedimentological signatures in the process. Such "tide-dominated" deltas are common in the modern ocean, forming the substrate upon which entire populations are built. Furthermore, ancient examples contain enormous volumes of hydrocarbon. Despite this, tide-dominated deltas remain less well understood than their wave- and river-dominated counterparts, largely because processes within them are inherently more complex and fewer modern examples have been investigated in detail. This multi-year study by a team of experts in coastal geoscience represents the most complete documentation of a tide-dominated delta to date. Results help advance, and are applicable to, a broad range of fields within sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, and coastal geomorphology, in addition to petroleum geology and reservoir engineering. Offers new access to results of a multi-year hydrocarbon-reservoir analogue study not available elsewhere Features 75 full-color figures and illustrations to emphasize critical aspects of the delta’s sedimentology, geomorphology, and stratigraphy Provides basic data that better define what tide-dominated deltas are, how these complex systems behave over time, and why this is so Aids petroleum geologists and reservoir engineers in predicting the distribution of baffles and barriers in tide-dominated sediment bodies, helping in the successful development of reservoirs

Beaches and Coasts


Author: Richard A. Davis, Jr.,Duncan M. Fitzgerald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119334489
Category: Science
Page: 536
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A new edition of a unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts—with focus on climate change sea-level rise Coastlines of the world are as diverse and complex as any geological setting on Earth, and understanding them is extremely important. Beaches and Coasts, Second Edition is an exciting and unique textbook that covers the world’s different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. This new edition emphasizes the future susceptibility of coast to climate driven stresses and decreasing sediment supplies, and considers various aspects of coastal management that are and/or that need to be undertaken. Seeking to better educate students and readers about the sustainability of coast and coastal environments, this exciting and unique book offers enlightening coverage of: the Earth’s mobile crust; sediments of coastal environments; impacts of sea level change; weather systems and the effects of storms; the influence of wave energy and different tidal regimes; river deltas; coastal bays; estuaries and lagoons; tidal flats; coastal wetlands; beach and nearshore areas; coastal barriers; tidal inlets; glaciated coasts; and rocky coasts. Takes an extensive look at the world's varied coasts and covers the many processes that have shaped them over time Shows how coastal processes and landform evolution are expected to be impacted by climate change Includes new coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 flooding of New Orleans, Hurricane Sandy and its affect on New York and the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Tohoku Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photographs and figures Draws on a wealth of author experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples Beaches and Coasts, Second Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students of coastal geology, coastal processes and coastal environments.

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Author: Sam Boggs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
Page: 774
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This text covers the processes that form sedimentary rocks and describes the important physical, chemical, biological and stratigraphic characteristics of these rocks. It explores the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level and other aspects of earth history.

Principles of Sedimentology


Author: Gerald M. Friedman,John Essington Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Roches sédimentaires
Page: 792
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Introducción a la oceanografía física


Author: Juan Carlos Ortiz
Publisher: Universidad del Norte
ISBN: 958741554X
Category:
Page: 148
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Estas notas de clase se basan en algunas obras clásicas ampliamente utilizadas en la comunidad académica internacional para el estudio de la Oceanografía Física, y publicadas por autores como Pickard y Emery, Pond y Pickard, Knauss, Müller, Young, además de la serie Open University y el texto del profesor Robert Stewart, de la Universidad de Texas A&M. El texto incorpora algunos elementos descriptivos y también dinámicos para facilitar el proceso de aprendizaje a alumnos de pregrado avanzado y principiantes a nivel de posgrado que no hayan tomado un curso similar acerca de la física del océano y la atmósfera.

Principles of Physical Sedimentology


Author: John Allen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940109683X
Category: Science
Page: 272
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apparatus is generally not required for the making of My aim in this book is simple. It is to set out in a logical useful sedimentological experiments. Most of the equip way what I believe is the minimum that the senior ment needed for those I describe can be found in the kit undergraduate and beginning postgraduate student in the Earth sciences should nowadays know of general chen, bathroom or general laboratory , and the materials most often required - sand, clay and flow-marking physics, in order to be able to understand (rather than substances - are cheaply and widely available. As form merely a descriptive knowledge of) the smaller described, the experiments are for the most part purely scale mechanically formed features of detrital sedi ments. In a sense, this new book is a second edition of qualitative, but many can with only little modification my earlier Physical processes oj sedimentation (1970), be made the subject of a rewarding quantitative exer which continues to attract readers and purchasers, inas cise. The reader is urged to tryout these experiments much as time has not caused me to change significantly and to think up additional ones. Experimentation the essence of my philosophy about the subject. Time should be as natural an activity and mode of enquiry for has, however, brought many welcome new practitioners a physical sedimentologist as the wielding of spade and to the discipline of sedimentology, thrown up a hammer.

Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis


Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475742355
Category: Science
Page: 668
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Over the past five years there have been many advances in the field of basin analysis. Developments such as the publication of new stratigraphic codes; new research in fission-track dating; evolution of thought regarding the importance of tectonic versus eustatic controls of regional and global cycles; and refinements of geophysically-based, basin-subsidence models have necessitated the publication of a second edition of Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis. Like the first edition, this book emphasizes the stratigraphic evidence which geologists can actually see in outcrops, well records, and core samples and can gather using geophysical techniques. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis is both an excellent text for students and a practical handbook for professional geologists.

Clastic Tidal Sedimentology


Author: D. G. Smith
Publisher: Canadian Society of Petroleum
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 387
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Author: Gary Nichols
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687779
Category: Science
Page: 432
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This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at: www.wiley.com/go/nicholssedimentology.

Sedimentology of Shale

Study Guide and Reference Source
Author: Paul E. Potter,J. Barry Maynard,Wayne A. Pryor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461299810
Category: Science
Page: 310
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We wrote Sedimentology of Shale primarily because we lacked a handy, reasonably comprehensive source of information and ideas about shales for students in our sedimentology program. It was also our feeling that the time for shales to receive more study had finally arrived. Sedimentology of Shale also seems very timely because today more sedimentologists are interested in shales. Certainly in the last five years the pace of shale research has no ticeably quickened because the role of shales as important sources of oil, gas, heavy metals and as a long understudied part of the earth's geologic his tory has been recognized. Noteworthy developments include the elucida tion of the importance of trace fossils in shales, the discovery of thick sequences of overpressured shales in regions such as the Gulf Coast (which have important implications for hydrocarbon migration and faulting), the ex tension of the principles of metamorphic facies to the realm of low tempera ture diagenesis by study of the organic matter in shales, and shales as ul timate sources for mineral deposits. Accordingly, we decided it was timely to write a book on shales. In one respect, however, ours is an unusual book. Most books in geology are produced after one or two decades of progress have been made in a field and attempt to summarize and evaluate that progress.

Principles of Sedimentary Deposits

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
Author: Gerald M. Friedman,John Essington Sanders,David C. Kopaska-Merkel
Publisher: Macmillan College
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic.
Page: 717
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Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins

From Turbulence to Tectonics
Author: Mike R. Leeder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311409
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Sedimentology is a core discipline of earth and environmentalsciences. It enquires the origins, transport and deposition ofmineral sediment on the Earth's surface. The subject is a linkbetween positive effects arising from the building of relief bytectonics and the negative action of denudation in drainagecatchments and tectonic subsidence in sedimentary basins. The author addresses the principles of the subject, emphasisingthe advantages of a general science approach and the importance ofunderstanding modern processes. Sedimentology and SedimentaryBasins is not an encyclopaedia, but attempts to stimulateinterdisciplinary thought across the whole subject area and relateddisciplines. The book has been designed to meet the needs of earthand environmental science undergraduates.

Petroleum Sedimentology


Author: Winfried Zimmerle,H. Zimmerle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792334194
Category: Science
Page: 414
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Knowledge of the principles and methods of petroleum sedimentology is essential for oil and gas exploration and exploitation. This book is designed as an introductory text for students in petroleum geology and applied sedimentology as well as a useful companion for advanced technicians, explorationists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers. Source rock, lithology and type of trap define the quality of a hydrocarbon accumulation. This interrelationship is exemplified by seven case histories worldwide (NW Europe, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A., Mexico, CIS, China). Moreover, successful exploitation and enhanced oil recovery often depend on an adequate knowledge of the sedimentology of a reservoir. Photographs illustrate macroscopic and microscopic aspects of source rocks as well as reservoir sandstones and limestones that are most important for hydrocarbon exploration. A comprehensive list of references encourages further study.

Depositional Systems

An Introduction to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Author: Richard Albert Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
Page: 604
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A preparatory text covering the principles and applications of sedimentology and stratigraphy, this book uses modern examples of depositional environments and the ancient stratigraphic record. This edition offers updated technical information and a new approach to the analysis of basins.

Basics of Physical Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


Author: William J. Fritz,Johnnie N. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 371
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This concise volume offers one of the few modern treatments of stratigraphy and sedimentology, featuring the use of the stratigraphic code and an analysis of the history of geology in the development of stratigraphic principles. Covers important processes that form sedimentary rocks, explains the interpretation of rock sequences from outcrop scale to regional stratigraphic packages, and synthesizes rock and sedimentary structure classification schemes. Presents the basic tools for interpreting sedimentary structures using a process-approach to physical sedimentology, and reveals stratigraphic relationships not found in other texts. The text contains many illustrations, which provide compilations of standard classifications, hydrodynamic principles, and processes of sedimentation recast in an easily understandable format.

Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy


Author: Wolfgang Schlager
Publisher: SEPM Soc for Sed Geology
ISBN: 1565761324
Category: Carbonate minerals
Page: 200
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This book, dedicated to carbonate rocks, approaches sequence stratigraphy from its sedimentologic background. It attempts to communicate by combining different specialities and different lines of reasoning, and by searching for principles underlying the bewildering diversity of carbonate rocks. It provides enough general background, in introductory chapters and appendices, to be easily digestible for sedimentologists and stratigraphers as well as earth scientists at large.