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Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology, Vol 68. Developments in Sedimentology

  • ID: 3336112
  • Book
  • 656 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology provides information on the 'Tidal-Fluvial Transition', the transition zone between river and tidal environments, and includes contributions that address some of the most fundamental research questions, including how the morphology of the tidal-fluvial transition zone evolves over short (days) and long (decadal) time periods and for different tidal and fluvial regimes, the structure of the river flow as it varies in its magnitude over tidal currents and how this changes at the mixing interface between fresh and saline water and at the turbidity maximum, the role of suspended sediment in controlling bathymetric change and bar growth and the role of fine-grained sediment (muds and flocs), whether it is possible to differentiate between 'fluvial' and 'tidally' influenced bedforms as preserved in bars and within the adjacent floodplain and what are the diagnostic sedimentary facies of tidal-fluvial deposits and how are these different from 'pure' fluvial and tidal deposits, amongst other topics.

The book presents the latest research on the processes and deposits of the tidal-fluvial transition, documenting recent major field programs that have quantified the flow, sediment transport, and bed morphology in tidal-fluvial zones. It uses description of contemporary environments and ancient outcrop analogues to characterize the facies change through the tidal-fluvial transition.

- Presents the latest outcomes from recent, large, integrated field programs in estuaries around the world- Gives detailed field descriptions (outcrop, borehole, core, contemporary sediments) of tidal-fluvial deposits- Accesses new models and validation datasets for estuarine processes and deposits- Presents descriptions of contemporary environments and ancient outcrop analogues to characterize the facies change through the tidal-fluvial transition

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PART 1 CONTEXT

CHAPTER 1 Deciphering the Relative Importance of Fluvial and Tidal Processes in the Fluvial-Marine Transition

R.W. Dalrymple, C.E. Kurcinka, B.V.J. Jablonski, A.A. Ichaso, D.A. Mackay

PART 2 MODERN

CHAPTER 2 Estuarine Turbidity Maxima Revisited: Instrumental Approaches, Remote Sensing, Modeling Studies, and New Directions

David A. Jay, Stefan A. Talke, Austin Hudson, Michael Twardowski

CHAPTER 3 Sedimentological Trends Across the Tidal-Fluvial Transition, Fraser River, Canada: A Review and Some Broader Implications

Shahin E. Dashtgard, Andrew D. La Croix

CHAPTER 4 Three-Dimensional Meander Bend Flow Within the Tidally Influenced Fluvial Zone

Claire E. Keevil, Daniel R. Parsons, Gareth M. Keevil, Matthew Ainsley

CHAPTER 5 Sedimentology of a Tidal Point-Bar Within the Fluvial-Tidal Transition: River Severn Estuary, UK

Paul A. Carling, Chloe C. Chateau, Dale A. Leckie, Catherine T. Langdon, Robert G. Scaife, Daniel R. Parsons

PART 3 ANCIENT

CHAPTER 6 Mid to Late Holocene Geomorphological and Sedimentological Evolution of the Fluvial-Tidal

Zone: Lower Columbia River, WA/OR, USA

E.W. Prokocki, J.L. Best, P.J. Ashworth, D.R. Parsons, G.H. Sambrook Smith, A. Nicholas, C.J. Simpson, H. Wang, S.D. Sandbach, C. Keevil

CHAPTER 7 Palaeo-Orinoco (Pliocene) Channels on the Tide-Dominated Morne L'Enfer Delta Lobes and Estuaries, SW Trinidad

Si Chen, Ronald J. Steel, Cornel Olariu

CHAPTER 8 The Ichnology of the Fluvial-Tidal Transition: Interplay of Ecologic and Evolutionary Controls

Davinia Diez-Canseco, Luis A. Buatois, M. Gabriela Mangano, Williams Rodriguez, Euridice Solorzano

CHAPTER 9 A Reappraisal of Large, Heterolithic Channel Fills in the Upper Permian Rangal Coal Measures of the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia: The Case for Tidal Influence

Christopher R. Fielding

CHAPTER 10 Facies and Architecture of Unusual Fluvial-Tidal Channels with Inclined Heterolithic Strata: Campanian Neslen Formation, Utah, USA

Cornel Olariu, Ronald J. Steel, Mariana I. Olariu, Kyungsik Choi

CHAPTER 11 Geologic Reservoir Characterization of Carboniferous Fluvio-Tidal Deposits of the Illinois Basin, USA

Nathan D. Webb, Beverly Seyler, John P. Grube

CHAPTER 12 Fluvial to Tidal Transition Zone Facies in the McMurray Formation (Christina River, Alberta, Canada), with Emphasis on the Reflection of Flow Intensity in Bottomset Architecture

A.W. Martinius, B.V.J. Jablonski, M. Fustic, R. Strobl, J.H. Van den Berg

PART 4 RESOURCES

CHAPTER 13 Recognition and Prediction of Petroleum Reservoirs in the Fluvial/Tidal Transition

Howard Feldman, Timothy Demko

CHAPTER 14 Characterizing Alluvial Architecture of Point Bars within the McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada, for Improved Bitumen Resource Prediction and Recovery

David Moreton, B. Joan Carter

CHAPTER 15 The Cretaceous McMurray Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada: A World-Class, Tidally Influenced Fluvial-Estuarine System-An Alberta Government Perspective

Frances J. Hein

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