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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Author : Gary Nichols
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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:

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Author : Sam Boggs
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Aimed at advanced undergraduates but suitable also for graduate students and professionals, it covers processes of sedimentation, describes the characteristics of sedimentary rocks formed in major sedimentary environments, and discusses the fundamental principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis, including recent developments in the important fields of magnetostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, and sea-level analysis. The book presents divergent views on controversial topics and is extensively referenced and up-to-date thus encouraging students to refer to recently published literature.

Principles of Sedimentary Deposits

Author : Gerald M. Friedman
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Author : Aiden Williams
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The study of sediments such as silt, clay and sand, and the processes that shape their formation is referred to as sedimentology. Some of these processes are weathering, erosion, deposition, transport and diagenesis. Studies of sedimentary rocks and structures are fundamental to the reconstruction of past environments and understanding of the Earth's geologic history. The principles of superposition, original horizontality, lateral continuity and cross-cutting relationships are vital to the study of sedimentology. This field is closely associated with stratigraphy. It is a branch of geology that studies rock layers and stratification. It is crucial for the study of layered volcanic rocks and sedimentology. The sub-fields of stratigraphy are biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy. Descriptions of rock core, sequence stratigraphy and lithology of the rock are some of the focus areas of sedimentology as well as stratigraphy. This book provides comprehensive insights into the fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy. Also included in this book is a detailed explanation of the various concepts and applications of these domains. In this book, using case studies and examples, constant effort has been made to make the understanding of the difficult concepts of these disciplines as easy and informative as possible for the readers.

Applied Sedimentology

Author : Richard C. Selley
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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

Gondwana Six

Author : Gondwana Symposium (6, 1985, Columbus, Ohio)
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Falkland Islands Permian with Comparisons to Gondwanan Stratigraphy of South Africa and South America

Author : Christian G. C. Thomas
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Basics of Physical Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Author : William J. Fritz
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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
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Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy - Sedimentology and stratigraphy are neighbors yet distinctly separate entities within the earth sciences. Sedimentology searches for the common traits of sedimentary rocks regardless of age as it reconstructs environments and processes of deposition and erosion from the sediment record. Stratigraphy, by contrast, concentrates on changes with time, on measuring time and correlating coeval events. Sequence stratigraphy straddles the boundary between the two fields. This book, dedicated to carbonate rocks, approaches sequence stratigraphy from its sedimentologic background. This book 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

Clastic Hydrocarbon Reservoir Sedimentology

Author : Xinghe Yu
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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.

The Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Cainozoic Sediments in the Area Northwest of Thabzimbi

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Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy

Author : Octavian Catuneanu
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Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy provides an in-depth coverage and impartial assessment of all current ideas and models in the field of sequence stratigraphy. This textbook thoroughly develops fundamental concepts of sequence stratigraphy that links base-level changes to sedimentary deposits. It examines differing approaches to how the sequence stratigraphic method can be applied to the rock record, and reviews practical applications such as how petroleum geologists can target where to drill for oil. The book's balanced approach helps students acquire a common terminology and conceptual understanding that will be helpful later in their academic and professional careers, whether they pursue jobs as geologists, geophysicists, or reservoir engineers. This textbook offers theoretical guidelines of how the facies and time relationships are expected to be under specific circumstances such as subsidence patterns, sediment supply, topographic gradients, etc. It goes beyond the standard treatment of sequence stratigraphy by focusing on a more user-friendly and flexible method of analysis of the sedimentary rock record than other current methods. The text is richly illustrated with dozens of full color photographs and original illustrations of outcrop, core, well log, and 3D seismic data. There is a dedicated chapter on discussions and conclusions, along with an instructor site containing images from the book. Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy will appeal to researchers and professionals, as well as upper graduate and graduate students in stratigraphy, sedimentology, petroleum peology and engineering, economic geology, coal geology, seismic exploration, precambrian geology, and mining geology and engineering. * Offers theoretical guidelines of how the facies and time relationships are expected to be under specific circumstances such as subsidence patterns, sediment supply, topographic gradients, etc. * Contains numerous high-quality and full-color diagrams, photographs and illustrations, virtually on every aid in comprehension of the subject * Features a dedicated chapter on discussions and conclusions incorporating all previous chapters with references, basic principles and strategies * Provides an extensive list of references for further reading, as well as an author and subject index for quick information access

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous of the Channel Basin

Author : Grant Douglas Wach
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The Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Cainozoic Sediments in the Area Northwestern of Thabazimbi

Author : Gregory Allan Botha
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Depositional Systems

Author : Richard A. Davis (Jr.)
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 3E

Author : Nichols
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Using Stratigraphy Sedimentology and Geochemistry to Unravel the Geologic History of the Southwestern Cordillera

Author : Gary H. Girty
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The Petrology Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary Sedimentary Rocks of Southwest Markagunt Plateau Utah

Author : Don A. Hilton
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The Stratigraphy Sedimentology and Basin Evolution of the Natal Group

Author : C. G. A. Marshall
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Structural Geology Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Ahning Dam Pedu Dam Area

Author : Ahmad Faiz Salmanfarsi
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