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Published by Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists in Tulsa, Okla .
Written in English


  • Sedimentation and deposition -- Congresses.,
  • Deltas -- Congresses.,
  • Geology -- United States -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementEdited by James P. Morgan, with assistance from Robert H. Shaver.
SeriesSociety of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Special publication -- no. 15., Special publication (Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists) -- no. 15.
ContributionsShaver, Robert Harold, 1922-
LC ClassificationsQE581 .M67
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 312 p.
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17755402M

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The modern Niger delta exemplifies a type of delta in which sand as well as mud is supplied to a receiving water body of high energy. The depositional environments, and corresponding sedimentary facies, are distributed concentrically within the deltaic region. Deltaic Sedimentation Modern and Ancient by A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. The dust jacket is Rating: % positive. Some of the papers in this volume are based on detailed local studies of modern deltaic sedimentary sequences, on processes of deposition, and on physical and biological characteristics of the deltaic environments. Deltaic Sedimentation, Modern and Ancient. Book Type. USB, $ Log in to add a review; Title information. [Modern deltas] --The Mississippi delta complex / H.R. Gould --Depositional processes and products in the deltaic environment / James P. Morgan --Stratigraphy and history of the holocene sediments in the Sabine-High Island area, Gulf of Mexico / Henry F. Nelson and Ellis E. Bray --Facies and development of the Colorado River delta in Texas.

This book covers various aspects of deltas and deltaic sedimentation and is divided into two parts as follows: MODERN DELTAS: Nine papers on the Mississippi, Ganges-Brahma-putra, Mekong, Colorado and Guadalupe of Texas, Niger, Po, Rhone and others, covering various aspects of deltaic sediments, depositional processes and environments. RECOGNITION OF ANCIENT DELTAS Modern deltas are built out from the coast, rather than up from the sea bed. They prograde so quickly that sea level is effectively stationary during delta growth. The fundamental character of deltaic deposits, then, is laterally extensive sheets of se- . Sedimentation as a Three-Component System: Organic Carbon, Carbonate, Noncarbonate (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences) by Werner Ricken and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   This 3-hour minute program is packaged as presented at the short course, Deltaic Sedimentation: Modern and Ancient Examples, from the Annual Meeting at Denver. The course features a broad treatment of the depositional aspects of deltas, including regional settings, process activity, and their role in sedimentation. Sedimentation patterns and sand .

SEPM Catalog Additions / Changes / Price adjustments to this catalog noted in this color for SEPM Special Papers SP 15 / Morgan, J. P. / DELTAIC SEDIMENTATION: MODERN AND ANCIENT, Tulsa, , cl, pages, new, $ A deltaic plain consists of active or abandoned deltas, which are either overlapping or contiguous to one another. A delta is a relatively flat area at the mouth of a river or a river system in which sediment load is deposited and distributed (see Vol. VI: Delta Sedimentation).That portion of a drainage basin within which the sediment load is traded or carried in transit is referred to as an. This research provided new concepts of deltaic sedimentation and criteria for recognizing ancient deltaic deposits. The impact of research on modern deltas is clearly reflected by the sudden increase in the number of significant publications on ancient deltaic deposits beginning in The Suining Formation is a deltaic sedimentation deposited in a shallow lake setting, with provenance coming from Longmen Mountain in the west side of the West Sichuan depression (Luo et al., ).It is about m thick, and its lithology is mainly comprised of brownish red and dark brown mudstone and silty mudstone intercalated by fine sandstone and siltstone.