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Title Principles of tidal sedimentology / Richard A. Davis Jr., Robert W. Dalrymple, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 621 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface -- 1. Tidal Constituents of Modern and Ancient Tidal Rhythmites: Criteria for Recognition and Analysis -- 2. Principles of Sediment Transport Applicable in Tidal Environments -- 3. Tidal Signatures and Their Preservation Potential in Stratigraphic Sequences -- 4. Tidal Ichnology -- 5. Processes, Morphodynamics and Faces of Tide-Dominated Estuaries -- 6. Stratigraphy of Tide-Dominated Estuaries -- 7. Tide-Dominated Deltas -- 8. Salt Marsh Sedimentation -- 9. Open Coast Tidal Flats -- 10. Siliclastic Back-Barrier Tidal Flats -- 11. Tidal Channels on Tidal Flats and Marshes -- 12. Morphology and Facies Architecture of Tidal Inlets and Tidal Deltas -- 13. Shallow-Marine Tidal Deposits -- 14. Deep-Water Tidal Sedimentology -- 15. Precambrian Tidal Facies -- 16. Hypertidal Facies from the Pennsylvanian Period: East and West Interior Coal Basins, USA -- 17. Tidal Deposits of the Campanian Western Interior Seaway (WIS), Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, USA -- 18. Contrasting Styles of Siliciclastic Tidal Deposits in Developing Thrust Sheet-Top-Basins -- the Lower Eocene of the Central Pyrenees (Spain) -- 19. Holocene Tidal Flats -- 20. Tidal Sands of the Bahamas Archipelago -- 21. Ancient Carbonate Tidalites- Index
Summary 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
Analysis Geography
Mines and mineral resources
Physical geography
Marine Sciences
Earth Sciences
Marine & Freshwater Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Marine sediments.
Tidal flats.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Richard A., Jr., 1937-
Dalrymple, Robert W. (Robert Walker)
ISBN 9400701233 (electronic bk.)
9789400701236 (electronic bk.)