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Sedimentology and sedimentary basins : from turbulence to tectonics

Author: M R Leeder
Publisher: Malden, Mass : Blackwell Science, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text takes into account the advances in sedimentology, as well as the way the subject is taught. Areas such as sediment transport and sedimentary structures are not neglected, but it links  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M R Leeder
ISBN: 0632049766 9780632049769
OCLC Number: 222567585
Description: xvi, 592 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Sedimentology in the earth sciences --
pt. 2. Origin and Types of Sediment Grains. 2. Water-rock interactions: chemical and physical breakdown of catchment bedrock to soil and clastic sediment grains. 3. The inorganic and organic precipitation of sediment: chemical, biochemical and biological --
pt. 3. User's Guide to Sedimentological Fluid Dynamics. 4. Back to basics: fluid flow in general. 5. Flow in the real world: laminar and turbulent behaviour. 6. Sediment grains in fluids: settling, transport and feedback --
pt. 4. Sediment Transport and Sedimentary Structures. 7. Bedforms and structures formed by unidirectional water flows over granular sediment. 8. Bedforms and structures formed by atmospheric flows. 9. Oscillatory water waves, combined flows and tides: their bedforms and structures. 10. Bedforms and cohesive sediment transport and erosion. 11. Sediment gravity flows and their deposits. 12. Liquefaction, liquefaction, liquefaction structures and other 'soft' sediment deformation structures --
pt. 5. External Controls on Sediment Derivation, Transport and Deposition. 13. Climate and sedimentary processes. 14. Changing sea level and sedimentary sequences. 15. Tectonics, denudation rates and sediment yields --
pt. 6. Sediment Deposition, Environments and Facies in Continental Environments. 16. Aeolian sediments in low-latitude deserts. 17. Rivers. 18. Alluvial fans and fan deltas. 19. Lakes. 20. Ice --
pt. 7. Sediment Deposition, Environments and Facies in Marine Environments. 21. Estuaries. 22. River deltas. 23. 'Linear' clastic shorelines. 24. Carbonate-evaporite shorelines, shelves and basins. 25. Shelves. 26. Oceanic processes and sediments --
pt. 8. Sedimentology in Sedimentary Basins. 27. Tectonic subsidence and deposition. 28. Sedimentology in sedimentary basins: a user's guide.
Responsibility: Michael Robert Leeder.

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"Beyond its remarkable scholarly range and depth, this sequel to Leeder's popular text Sedimentology is also a lively and informal read." Nature, Vol 405, 11 May 2000

 
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