Deltas: Sites and Traps for Fossil Fuels (Geological Society by Michael K. G. Whateley, K. T. Pickering

By Michael K. G. Whateley, K. T. Pickering

This quantity of 23 papers, comprising many elements of contemporary and old deltaic sedimentary structures, is meant as an summary of this topic for using scholars, lecturers and researchers alike.

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The variety of different scalar data sets that we have used in interpreting slope failures (of Fig. 4m) for detailing the upper 100m of the section, (iii) a variety of coring techniques for surface stratigraphy (upper 10 m), (iv) various resolutions in side-scan profiling (swath width from 150 m to 3 km) and (v) photo-profiling (eg U-MEL sterography) using manned (PISCES IV) and unmanned (DART) submersibles. Types of basin slope failures Delta front and proximal prodelta failures There are two failure styles along proximal delta slopes: (i) frequent (seasonal) failures of the 28 J.

Similarly subtle differential uplift is to be expected during (particularly oblique) extension (Hay 1978; Barr et al. 1985), when provenance changes should be detectable in the sedimentary record, not only amongst heavy minerals, for example, but also in the palynofacies, reflecting ecological differences between drainage basins. In fjords, a common corollary of this uplift is the occurrence of perched alluvial terraces whose sediment ultimately becomes cannibalized during fluvial entrenchment.

Mechanisms of sediment transport and dispersion in a tectonically active submarine valley/canyon system: Zakynthos Straits, NW Hellenic Trench. Marine Geology 65, 243-269. FIELD, M. E. 1981. Sediment mass-transport in basins: controls and patterns. " DOUGLAS, R. , COLBURN, I. P. & GORSLINE, D. S. (eds) Deposi- tional Systems of Active Continental Margin Basins. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Short Course Notes, Pacific Section, San Francisco, CA, 61-83. & EDWARDS, B. D. 1980.

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