The Tide Dominated Han River Delta  Korea Book

The Tide Dominated Han River Delta Korea

  • Author : Don Cummings
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128010815

The Tide Dominated Han River Delta Korea Excerpt :

The Tide-Dominated Han River Delta provides a thorough analysis of a river delta in which tidal currents have reworked the river-borne sediment, generating characteristic geomorphological and sedimentological signatures in the process. Such "tide-dominated" deltas are common in the modern ocean, forming the substrate upon which entire populations are built. Furthermore, ancient examples contain enormous volumes of hydrocarbon. Despite this, tide-dominated deltas remain less well understood than their wave- and river-dominated counterparts, largely because processes within them are inherently more complex and fewer modern examples have been investigated in detail. This multi-year study by a team of experts in coastal geoscience represents the most complete documentation of a tide-dominated delta to date. Results help advance, and are applicable to, a broad range of fields within sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, and coastal geomorphology, in addition to petroleum geology and reservoir engineering. Offers new access to results of a multi-year hydrocarbon-reservoir analogue study not available elsewhere Features 75 full-color figures and illustrations to emphasize critical aspects of the delta’s sedimentology, geomorphology, and stratigraphy Provides basic data that better define what tide-dominated deltas are, how these complex systems behave over time, and why this is so Aids petroleum geologists and reservoir engineers in predicting the distribution of baffles and barriers in tide-dominated sediment bodies, helping in the successful development of reservoirs

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins Book

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins

  • Author : Mike R. Leeder
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444348361

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins Excerpt :

The sedimentary record on Earth stretches back more than 4.3 billion years and is present in more abbreviated forms on companion planets of the Solar System, like Mars and Venus, and doubtless elsewhere. Reading such planetary archives correctly requires intimate knowledge of modern sedimentary processes acting within the framework provided by tectonics, climate and sea or lake level variations. The subject of sedimentology thus encompasses the origins, transport and deposition of mineral sediment on planetary surfaces. The author addresses the principles of the subject from the viewpoint of modern processes, emphasising a general science narrative approach in the main text, with quantitative background derived in enabling ‘cookie’ appendices. The book ends with an innovative chapter dealing with how sedimentology is currently informing a variety of cognate disciplines, from the timing and extent tectonic uplift to variations in palaeoclimate. Each chapter concludes with a detailed guide to key further reading leading to a large bibliography of over 2500 entries. The book is designed to reach an audience of senior undergraduate and graduate students and interested academic and industry professionals.

Fluvial Tidal Sedimentology Book

Fluvial Tidal Sedimentology

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444635396

Fluvial Tidal Sedimentology Excerpt :

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

Principles of Tidal Sedimentology Book

Principles of Tidal Sedimentology

  • Author : Richard A. Davis Jr.
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400701236

Principles of Tidal Sedimentology Excerpt :

This book presents a comprehensive, contemporary review of tidal environments and deposits. Individual chapters, each written by world-class experts, cover the full spectrum of coastal, shallow-marine and even deep-marine settings where tidal action influences or controls sediment movement and deposition. Both siliciclastic and carbonate deposits are covered. Various chapters examine the dynamics of sediment transport by tides, and the morphodynamics of tidal systems. Several chapters explore the occurrence of tidal deposits in the stratigraphic context of entire sedimentary basins. This book is essential reading for both coastal geologists and managers, and geologists interested in extracting hydrocarbons from complex tidal successions.

From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin Book

From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin

  • Author : Allard W. Martinius
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118920466

From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin Excerpt :

The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), focus of this special publication, is a prolific hydrocarbon region and both exploration and production activity remains high to this day with a positive production outlook. A key element today and in the future is to couple technological developments to improving our understanding of specific geological situations. The theme of the publication reflects the immense efforts made by all industry operators and their academic partners on the NCS to understand in detail the structural setting, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the hydrocarbon bearing units and their source and seal. The papers cover a wide spectrum of depositional environments ranging from alluvial fans to deepwater fans, in almost every climate type from arid through humid to glacial, and in a variety of tectonic settings. Special attention is given to the integration of both analogue studies and process-based models with the insights gained from extensive subsurface datasets.

Contributions to Modern and Ancient Tidal Sedimentology Book

Contributions to Modern and Ancient Tidal Sedimentology

  • Author : Bernadette Tessier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119218388

Contributions to Modern and Ancient Tidal Sedimentology Excerpt :

Tidal deposits have been a specific research topic for about 40 years, and whilst this has resulted in a proliferation of papers in scientific journals, there have only been a few book-length syntheses. Over the years, tidal sedimentology has been reinforced by fluid mechanics and numerical modelling but has remained rooted in facies and stratigraphic studies. Recent developments in tidal sedimentology lean toward a more quantitative assessment of the imprint of tides in the facies record of intertidal and shallow subtidal areas. They highlight the increasing relevance of tidal deposits studies, from high resolution subsurface reservoir geology to climate change and sea-level rise. This volume gathers 17 contributions to the Tidalites 2012 congress held in Caen, France. It reflects current advances in the sedimentology and stratigraphy of tidal deposits, in both ancient and modern environments. It shows the current diversity of this field of research, through a wide spectrum of methods including remote sensing, in-situ hydrodynamical measurements, and ichnology, in addition to classic field studies and petrography.

Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments Book

Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments

  • Author : Dirk Knaust
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444538147

Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments Excerpt :

Integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. Mainly intended for sedimentologists, this book aims to make ichnological methods as part of facies interpretation more popular, providing an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis. It starts with an introduction to the historical aspect of ichnology, introducing common concepts and methods, and then continues with parts treating the main depositional systems from continental, shallow-marine and deep-marine siliciclastics, and marine carbonates. The last part is dedicated to the ichnology in hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterization. First overview in 25 years of the status of ichnological studies in facies reconstructions of all major depositional environments Written by a selected, well-experienced and specialized international authorship Provides easy access to the comprehensive and widespread literature

Sedimentology of Paralic Reservoirs Book

Sedimentology of Paralic Reservoirs

  • Author : G.J. Hampson
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786202741

Sedimentology of Paralic Reservoirs Excerpt :

Paralic reservoirs reflect a range of depositional environments including deltas, shoreline–shelf systems and estuaries. They provide the backbone of production in many mature basins, and contribute significantly to global conventional hydrocarbon production. However, the range of environments, together with relative sea-level and sediment supply changes, result in significant variability in their stratigraphic architecture and sedimentological heterogeneity, which translates into complex patterns of reservoir distribution and production that are challenging to predict, optimize and manage. This volume presents new research and developments in established approaches to the exploration and production of paralic reservoirs. The 13 papers in the volume are grouped into three thematic sections, which address: the sedimentological characterization of paralic reservoirs using subsurface data; lithological heterogeneity in paralic depositional systems arising from the influence of tidal currents; and paralic reservoir analogue studies of modern sediments and ancient outcrops. The volume demonstrates that heterogeneity in paralic reservoirs is increasingly well understood at all scales, but highlights gaps in our knowledge and areas of current research.

Rivers of Europe Book

Rivers of Europe

  • Author : Klement Tockner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 0081026129

Rivers of Europe Excerpt :

Rivers of Europe, Second Edition presents the latest update on the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With even more full-color photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Each chapter includes up to 10 featured rivers, with detailed information on their physiography, hydrology, ecology/biodiversity and human impacts. Rivers selected for specific coverage include the largest, the most natural, and those most affected by humans. This book provides the most comprehensive information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets. Includes comparison photos of rivers, along with information on the history and management of each river Presents summary information on hydrological, ecological and freshwater biodiversity patterns and trends of each river Highlights environmental issues of great importance to citizens and governments, including fragmentation by dams, pollution, introduction of nonnative species and reductions in biodiversity

Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record  IAS SP 48  Book

Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record IAS SP 48

  • Author : Massimiliano Ghinassi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119424468

Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record IAS SP 48 Excerpt :

The sinuous form and peculiar evolution of meandering rivers has long captured the imagination of people. Today, meandering rivers exist in some of the most densely populated areas in the World, where they provide environmental and economic wealth and opportunities, as well as posing hazards. Through geological time, the ancestors of these modern meanders built deposits that are now host to mineral resources, groundwater, and hydrocarbons. This Special Publication illustrates the breadth of current research on meandering rivers and their deposits. The collection of research papers demonstrates the state of science on fluvial process–product relationships. The articles cover fundamental and applied studies of both modern and ancient rivers, are based on state-of-the-art technology, include complementary philosophical approaches, and span a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This book includes some of the most recent advances in the study of the morphodynamics and sedimentology of meandering rivers, and is an important resource for those who want to investigate fluvial systems and their deposits.

Sediments  Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves Book

Sediments Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves

  • Author : Michael Z. Li
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-02-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444350821

Sediments Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves Excerpt :

The application of multibeam and sediment transport measurement technologies and the adoption of multi-faceted research methodologies have greatly advanced our understanding of the sedimentary processes on continental shelves in the last decade. This book uniquely blends cutting-edge research and state-of-the art review articles that take stock of new advances in multibeam mapping and sediment transport technologies, spatial analysis and modelling, and the applications of these advances to the understanding of shelf sediments, morphodynamics, and sedimentary processes. Case studies are also presented to illustrate the utilization of seabed property and process knowledge in habitat mapping and ocean management With its mix of papers focusing on technological advances, integration of shelf morphology and processes, and the application of these advances to coastal and ocean management, this Special Publication volume will serve as a milestone reference for professional marine scientists and as advanced text for students in marine geology, sedimentology and oceanography. This book is part of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Special Publications. The Special Publications from the IAS are a set of thematic volumes edited by specialists on subjects of central interest to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and printed to the same high standards as those published in the journal Sedimentology and several of these volumes have become standard works of reference.


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Oceanography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822020669206

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River Deltas Book

River Deltas

  • Author : Liviu Giosan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Alluvial fans
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822009003575

River Deltas Excerpt :

Deltas are amongst the most environmentally and economically important coastal sedimentary environments. Studies of deltas lag behind research in both fluvial and deep-water depositional systems, as well as more geomorphologically oriented land studies. This knowledge lag reflects both a reorientation of the the petroleum industry in the last two decades toward deep-water systems, as well as the difficulty of working across the shoreline with the traditional tools used for oceanographic or land-based work. However, deltaic studies are experiencing a renewed focus, because of their global importance in environmental and other societal concerns. This volume stems from a special session, "Deltas: Old and New," held at the Annual Geological Society of America conference in October 2002, that was convened to highlight these new directions in deltaic research.---Publisher's description.

The Real North Korea Book
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The Real North Korea

  • Author : Andrei Lankov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: HISTORY
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199390038

The Real North Korea Excerpt :

After providing an accessible history of the nation, the author turns his focus to what North Korea is, what its leadership thinks and how its people cope with living in such an oppressive and poor place, arguing that North Korea is not irrational, but rather a nation that has survived against all odds.