Deep-Water Turbidite Systems

Deep-Water Turbidite Systems - International Association Of Sedimentologists Series

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This third volume in the IAS Reprint Series reviews some of the major contributions that have been made over the last twenty years to our understanding of deep water environments. Few groups of rocks have received as much attention in recent years as deep sea sands and yet retained so many unsolved problems - How far and how fast can sediment debris flows travel?; Do the many ancient series that have been interpreted as submarine fan deposits bear any resemblance to present day deep sea flows? How valid are the sequences described as coarsening upward or fining upward, and how should they be interpreted?;This is a highly appropriate time to review the contributions made to this area of study since 1970 given the height of interest that has surrounded it. Deep Water Turbidite Systems contains 22 papers (reproduced in full) and 22 abstracts of papers that have appeared in the journal Sedimentology concerned with the broad spectrum of topics within the field of 'turbidites and associated deep water systems'. The papers and abstracts are divided into three main sections - Processes; Facies characteristics; Deep water environments.

Book information

ISBN: 9780632032624
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 551.46083
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 473
Weight: 1176g
Height: 246mm
Width: 189mm
Spine width: 22mm