Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Sedimentology,. Facies. and. Environments. The methodology of analysing
sedimentary rocks, recording data and interpreting them in terms of processes
and environments are considered in a general sense in this chapter. Geology is
like any ...

Author: Gary Nichols

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118687772

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.
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Petroleum Sedimentology

Petroleum Sedimentology

PETROLEUM. SEDIMENTOLOGY. Sedimentology became an indispensable
part of petroleum geology. Petroleum sedimen- tology is applied to petroleum
exploration and exploitation. It comprises optimal sedi- mentological evaluation
of well ...

Author: Winfried Zimmerle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792334191

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.
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Basin Analysis Global Sedimentary Geology and Sedimentology

Basin Analysis  Global Sedimentary Geology and Sedimentology

( Eds ) © VSP 1997 Sedimentological and Tectonic Studies on the Nonmarine
Sequences of the Tectonic - controlled ... of the Gyeongsang Basin has been
elucidated through sedimentological and tectonic studies of the nonmarine
Nakdong ...

Author: Baojun Liu

Publisher: VSP

ISBN: 9067642444

Category: Science

Page: 363

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The 30th International Geological Congress was held in Beijing, China in August 1997. Leading scientists convened to present their findings and views to the international geological research community. Volume 8 of 26 focuses on basin analysis, global sedimentary geology and sedimentology. All articles in the proceedings have been refereed and keynote papers have been included in Volume 1. These proceedings aim to present a view of contemporary geology and should be of interest to researchers in the geological sciences.
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Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Estuaries

Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Estuaries

Sedimentology, 20: 189-202. Allen, J.R.L., 1973b. Phase differences between
bed configuration and flow in natural environments, and their geological
relevance. Sedimentology, 20:323-329. Allen, J.R.L., 1974. Reaction, relaxation
and lag in ...

Author: Gerardo M.E. Perillo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080532497

Category: Science

Page: 470

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This is the first book to be entirely devoted to the geomorphology and sedimentology of estuaries. The chapters in the book are structured according to the morphogenetic classification which is based on a new definition of estuaries and covers all areas within this field. The material is presented in such a way that it serves both as a reference for the researcher and as a textbook for use on courses covering estuaries, coastal environments, sedimentology and oceanography. Internationally renowned specialists have provided in-depth descriptions of the geomorphology, sedimentology and interactive processes associated with each particular subject.
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Sedimentology

Sedimentology

Author: I. Cojan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058092658

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 492

View: 519

This title incorporates conceptual advancements without neglecting sedimentary processes and the observation of sedimentary bodies. Reconstruction of environments and basin analysis are also discussed, using field data, well logging and seismic data.
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Applied Sedimentology

Applied Sedimentology

Sediments have been defined as "what settles at the bottom of a liquid; dregs; a
deposit" (Chambers Dictionary, 1972 edition). Neither definition is wholly
satisfactory. Sedimentology is generally deemed to embrace chemical
precipitates, like ...

Author: Richard C. Selley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080527477

Category: Science

Page: 523

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There are three types of rock—igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks include sandstones, limestones and mudstones. All the world's coal, most of its water and fossil fuels, and many mineral deposits occur in sedimentary rocks. Applied Sedimentology shows how the study of sediments aids the exploration for and exploitation of natural resources, including water, ores and hydrocarbons. * Completely revised edition; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; Features up-to date account and critique of sequence and cyclostratigraphy * Extensively illustrated with photos and remotely sensed sea bed images describing sedimentary processes, products and depositional systems; Color plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore types, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic sequence stratigraphic models * Emphasises the applications of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of natural resources, including water, ores and hydrocarbons * Extensive references and up-to-date bibliography for further study
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Physics of Sedimentology

Physics of Sedimentology

Sediments Are Moved 4.1 Turbidity Currents The science of sedimentology was
revolutionized in 1948,when the concept of turbidity-current transport and
deposition was introduced by Kuenen and Migliorini (1950). Turbidity currents,
which ...

Author: Kenneth J. Hsü

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662092965

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This textbook explains sedimentological processes via the fundamental physics that underlies the actual mechanisms involved. Demonstrates the applicability of fundamental principles, such as Newton's Three Laws of Motion, the Law of Conservation of Energy, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and of other physical relations in hydraulics and groundwater hydrology by discussions of natural processes which form sediments and sedimentary rocks. In this second edition several chapters have been updated and amended to reflect progress in the field
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Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

pf^-j SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology #8 Carbonate
Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy By: Wolfgang Schlager CARBONATE
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY Wolfgang Schlager Vrije
 ...

Author: Wolfgang Schlager

Publisher: SEPM Soc for Sed Geology

ISBN: 9781565761322

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.
Categories: Carbonate minerals

Environmental Sedimentology

Environmental Sedimentology

It will be clearly apparent to students of the earth sciences that a number of
environmental issues have gained in importance over the past few years, and
that sedimentology has a role to play in informing the debate about their impacts.

Author: Chris Perry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444309003

Category: Science

Page: 460

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Environmental Sedimentology provides a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding field which addresses the functioning and dynamics of contemporary sediment systems and how these systems respond to a range of both natural and anthropogenically-induced disturbance events. considers a range of sedimentary environments; mountain and upland, fluvial, lacustrine, arid, urban, deltaic and estuarine, temperate coastal, tropical coastal, and continental shelf aspects of sediment management and remediation are also considered as are the potential impacts of on-going and future climatic and environmental change Readership: advanced level undergraduates in earth science, environmental science and physical geography, and graduate students in the earth and environmental sciences with an interest in contemporary sediment systems
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Clastic Hydrocarbon Reservoir Sedimentology

Clastic Hydrocarbon Reservoir Sedimentology

engineers were immediately brought to the forefront, and the field of reservoir
sedimentology was ultimately generated. In the late 1970s, with the rapid
development of the petroleum industry and the emergence of various testing
means, ...

Author: Xinghe Yu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319703350

Category: Science

Page: 712

View: 999

This book presents a comprehensive assessment of clastic sedimentology and its application to reservoir geology. It covers the theoretical foundations of the topic and its use for scientists as well as professionals in the field. Further, it addresses all aspects of reservoir sedimentology, clastic sequence stratigraphy, sedimentation, reservoir diagenesis and heterogeneity, as well as depositional systems (alluvial, fluvial, lacustrine, delta, sandy coast, neritic, deep-water) in detail. The research team responsible for this book has been investigating clastic sedimentology for more than three decades and consists of highly published and cited authors. The Chinese edition of this book has been a great success, and is popular among sedimentologists and petroleum geologists alike.
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Sedimentology of Egypt

Sedimentology of Egypt

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122834570

Category: Sedimentation and deposition

Page:

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Sedimentology

Sedimentology

... by oil companies that these alterations exert profound lagoon snoretace and
offshore backshore and foreshore sangérnud deposits (iajrgftpjircsh t' 2000
International ASSOtllifll'iQIl of Sedimentologists 95 Sedimentology (2000) 47 (
Suppl.

Author: James L. Best

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444313154

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Sedimentology has seen many significant advances and changes over the past 40 years, ranging from facies modelling to sequence stratigraphy; chemostratigraphy to basin analysis; and the integration of studies of physical, chemical and, increasingly, biological processes in the interpretation and prediction of sedimentary environments and products. The subject is becoming ever more interdisciplinary and applied, and now has far more links to other physical sciences. Research and debate are continuing afresh as we move into this new interdisciplinary phase and promise many developments and increased uses of our subject. Now seemed a good time to publish a series of review papers concerning some key current areas of research. We hope that these papers will provide comprehensive starting points for those wishing to become acquainted with an area, act as stimuli for debate, and provide awareness and ideas for future research avenues. No issue of this sort can, of course, ever be truly comprehensive in its coverage: these reviews concern only selected snippets from the wide scope of sedimentology and each has, of necessity, been selective in its own area.
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Practical Sedimentology

Practical Sedimentology

Sedimentology has neither beenadequately popularized nor commonly taughtas
aninterdisciplinary subject, and many workers inthe areas ofmodernenvironment
studieshavevery limited knowledgeof sedimentology. Practical Sedimentology ...

Author: D.W. Lewis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461526346

Category: Science

Page: 217

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Sedimentology has neither been adequately popularized nor This book begins with a consideration of the complex end commonly taught as an interdisciplinary subject, and many product of processes and materials, the sedimentary environ workers in the areas of modem environment studies have very ment. It then proceeds to discuss the processes and materials limited knowledge of sedimentology. Practical Sedimentol themselves. The emphasis is on geological interpretations of ogy (henceforth PS) is designed to provide an introduction and ancient deposits, but most discussions are also relevant to review of principles and interpretations related to sedimentary modem sediments and can be used to predict environmental processes, environments, and deposits. Its companion volume, changes. A basic knowledge of geological jargon is antici Analytical Sedimentology (henceforth AS), provides "cook pated for users of this book; we try to define most of the more book recipes" for common analytical procedures dealing with esoteric terms in context, but if there are additional incom sediments, and an introduction to the principles and reference prehensible terms, refer to Bates and Jackson's Glossary of sources for procedures that generally would be performed by Geology (AGI, 1987). specialist consultants or commercial laboratories. Specialist sedimentologists will find in them useful reviews, whereas sci ACKNOWLEDGMENTS entists from other disciplines will find in them concepts and procedures that may contribute to an expanded knowledge of Many chapter drafts ofPS were critically reviewed by Dr. M.
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Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins

Louis MacNeice, 'Snow', Collected Poems, Faber The predecessors to this book,
sedimentology: Process and Product (Allen and Unwin, 1982) and
sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: from Turbulence to Tectonics (Blackwell
Science ...

Author: Mike R. Leeder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348361

Category: Science

Page: 784

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The sedimentary record on Earth stretches back more than 4.3 billion years and is present in more abbreviated forms on companion planets of the Solar System, like Mars and Venus, and doubtless elsewhere. Reading such planetary archives correctly requires intimate knowledge of modern sedimentary processes acting within the framework provided by tectonics, climate and sea or lake level variations. The subject of sedimentology thus encompasses the origins, transport and deposition of mineral sediment on planetary surfaces. The author addresses the principles of the subject from the viewpoint of modern processes, emphasising a general science narrative approach in the main text, with quantitative background derived in enabling ‘cookie’ appendices. The book ends with an innovative chapter dealing with how sedimentology is currently informing a variety of cognate disciplines, from the timing and extent tectonic uplift to variations in palaeoclimate. Each chapter concludes with a detailed guide to key further reading leading to a large bibliography of over 2500 entries. The book is designed to reach an audience of senior undergraduate and graduate students and interested academic and industry professionals.
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Marine Clastic Sedimentology

Marine Clastic Sedimentology

Sedimentary structures: their character and physical basis, Developments in
Sedimentology 30B, Vol. II, Amsterdam, Elsevier. Atwater, T. (1970). Implications
of plate tectonics for the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of western North America, ...

Author: Jeremy K. Leggett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400932418

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Tarquin Teale, a sedimentology/stratigraphy postgraduate student at the Royal School of Mines, was killed in a road accident south of Rome on 17 October 1985. Premature death is a form of tragedy which can make havoc of the ordered progress which we try to impose on our lives. As parents, relatives and friends, we all know this, and yet somehow when it touches our own world there is no consolation to be found anywhere. In Tarquin's case the enormity of the loss felt by those of us who knew him can barely be expressed in words. Tarquin had everything which we aspire to. His fellow graduate students envied his dramatic progress in research. We his advisors, in appreciating this progress, marvelled at how refreshingly rare it was to see such precocious talent combined with such a caring, modest and well-balanced personality. He was des tined for the highest honours in geoscience and there is no doubt that he would have lived a life, had he been granted the chance, which would have spread colour, intellectual insight and goodness.
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A Practical Approach to Sedimentology

A Practical Approach to Sedimentology

References Adabi, M. H. 1978. Sedimentology of the Potomac Group (
Cretaceous) and the Aquia Formation (Tertiary) in Prince William County, Virginia
. MS thesis, The George Washington University, Washington DC. Allen, J. R. L.
1982a.

Author: Roy Lindholm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401176835

Category: Science

Page: 291

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This book is designed for a one-semester course in sedimentology taken by advanced undergraduate or graduate students. It gives detailed descriptions of sedimentary features and the analytical methods used to evaluate them and is intended to support and reinforce principles presented in lectures. Discussion of principles and processes is found in complimentary texts, such as Leeder's (1982) Sedimentology: process and product and selected readings in professional journals. This book is not an exhaustive treatise of laboratory techniques and theory. The subject matter includes topics generally covered in courses entitled "Sedimentology" or "Sedimentation". Sandstone and carbonate petrography is commonly given in a separate course. Furthermore, this topic is covered in several current texts. For these reasons I have omitted petrographic methods, with the exception of those applying to heavy minerals. I have included a rather extensive discussion of heavies because this topic is generally lacking in most modern texts. Every course in sedimentology is highly individualistic and material covered varies with the interests, background, and point of view of the instructor. For these reasons some topics presented in this book are not necessarily covered in all courses. Similarly some instructors may find that their favorite topic is missing. I can only hope that this problem is minimal. Several chapters contain precise exercises to be completed by the student. Some must be done in the classroom, where specimens are available for study. Others may be done outside of the classroom.
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Analytical Sedimentology

Analytical Sedimentology

Thefirst edition ofPractical Sedimentology contained discussions of principles
and techniques thatcouldbe appliedto the analysisof sedimentsin thefield
andinlaboratories suppliedwith inexpensive and commonly available equipment.

Author: Douglas W. Lewis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461526360

Category: Science

Page: 197

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The first edition of Practical Sedimentology contained dis ACKNOWLEDGMENTS cussions of principles and techniques that could be applied to the analysis of sediments in the field and in laboratories sup Colleagues at the University of Canterbury and the Univer plied with inexpensive and commonly available equipment. sity of New England, Lismore, have helped with practical When considering a revised edition, we felt that it was inap advice on their experiences with various methodologies dis propriate to restrict consideration to the simple and common cussed in this volume. At the University of Canterbury, we techniques because so many modern analyses of sediments are particularly grateful to K. Swanson for advice on prepar use sophisticated and often expensive equipment to examine ing materials for scanning electron microscopy and paleonto sediments and sedimentary rocks. A review of the wide range logical specimens; to G. Coates (working at the university at of available techniques and equipment was not feasible in the the time of the first edition of Practical Sedimentology) for same volume as a review of principles. The original intent to compilation of, and additions to, the procedures for textural analysis and some tables and sketches; to Ted Montague for produce a concise summary of practical sediment studies in an inexpensive format was maintained, but now in the form the bulk of the chapter on borehole sedimentology; to Dr. J.
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Sedimentology of Shale

Sedimentology of Shale

Ryan, W.B.F., and M.B. Cita. 1977. Ignorance concerning episodes of ocean-
wide stagnation. In; B.C. Heezen, Ed., Influence of Abyssal Circulation on
Sedimentary Accumulations in Space and Time. Developments in Sedimentology
, v. 23.

Author: Paul E. Potter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461299813

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.
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