Sedimentology  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9789058092656
Published January 31, 2002 by CRC Press
492 Pages

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Book Description

This title incorporates conceptual advancements without neglecting sedimentary processes and the observation of sedimentary bodies. Reconstruction of environments and basin analysis are also discussed, using field data, well logging and seismic data.

Table of Contents

Contents -- Preface -- 1. Conditions of Sedimentation on the Earth's Surface -- I. Earth's Climate -- II. Global Physiography of the Earth: Predominance of Oceans -- III. Sea Water: Physicochemical Properties -- IV. Oceanic Currents -- V. Limitations of Uniformitarianism Notes -- 2. Sediment Supply and Transport -- I. Sediment Supply -- II. Sediment Transport Notes -- 3. Deposition of Sediments -- I. Bedforms -- II. Mass Movement Deposits -- III. Bedding -- IV. Surface Imprints -- V. Deformation Structures -- VI. Traces of Organic Activity -- Notes -- 4. Precipitation and Bioprecipitation -- I. Carbonates -- II. Silica -- III. Evaporites -- IV. Phosphates -- V. Organic Matter Notes -- 5. Diagenesis -- I. Major Processes -- II. Early Diagenesis -- III. Burial Diagenesis -- IV. Karstification: Late Meteoric Diagenesis on Stable Carbonates -- V. Conclusion Notes -- 6. Interpretation of Sedimentary Sequences -- I. Subsurface Data -- II. Facies Analysis -- III. Sequence Stratigraphy, Concepts of Sedimentary Bodies and Accommodation, Sea-Level Variations Notes -- 7. Sediments, Archives of the Earth: Some Examples of Sedimentary Environments -- I. Fluvial Domain -- II. Carbonate Platforms -- III. Deep Sea Fans -- IV. Pelagic Sedimentation and Deep-Sea Environments Notes -- 8. Depositional Systems and Tectonics -- I. Basins Associated with an Extension Zone -- II. Basins Associated with Collision: Foreland Basins -- III. Basins Associated with Subduction and Accretionary Prisms -- IV. Basins Associated with Strike-Slip Faults -- V. Conclusion Notes -- References -- Index.

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Isabelle Cojan is a senior researcher and Head of the Sedimentology Research Group at the Paris School of Mines. Her main current research interests are the appraisal of climatic influences and base-level fluctuations on fluvial systems, and in process-based modelling. Maurice Renard is a professor at the Pierre et Marie Curie University at Paris and heads the Sedimentary Geology Department. His research activities include pelagic limestone geochemistry as an indicator of seawater chemistry and climate fluctuations through geologic time.