Geology of Siliciclastic Shelf Seas

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Overview

Presents a selection of some of the recent research activities and developments in the field of continental shelf geology. The book is organised around four major themes: Stratigraphy and sedimentary geology of siliciclastic shelves; Modern siliciclastic shelves: architecture, sea level, tectonics and sediment supply; Nearshore and coastal environments; New techniques in continental shelf research. This volume will be of interest to research workers in the fields of marine geology, sedimentary geology and stratigraphy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897799710
  • Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House
  • Publication date: 10/15/1996
  • Series: Geological Society Special Publication S
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sequence and systems tract interpretation of the epicontinental Oligocene deposits in the Danish North Sea 1
Foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the post-mid-Miocene in the Danish Central Trough, North Sea 15
Sequence stratigraphy and architecture on a ramp-type continental shelf: the Belgian Palaeogene 23
Tidal sedimentation in Inner Hebrides half grabens, Scotland: the Mid-Jurassic Bearreraig Sandstone Formation 49
Estuarine and shallow-marine sedimentation in the Upper Cretaceous Lower Tertiary west-central Patagonian Basin (Argentina) 81
Late Quaternary sedimentation and high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of the east Texas shelf 95
Quaternary siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy of western Mediterranean passive and tectonically active margins: the role of global versus local controlling factors 125
Late Pleistocene-Holocene high-resolution sequence analysis on the Alboran Sea continental shelf 139
Late Quaternary transgressive large dunes on the sediment-starved Adriatic shelf 155
Seismic expression of depositional sequences associated with expansion and contraction of ice sheets on the northwestern Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf 171
Quaternary erosion and depositional processes: western Norwegian fjords, Norwegian Channel and North Sea Fan 187
Detailed survey of the western end of the Hurd Deep (English Channel): new facts for a tectonic origin 203
The Sao Francisco strandplain: a paradigm for wave-dominated deltas? 217
Evolution of a nearshore and coastal macrotidal sand transport system, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada 233
The influence of inherited geological framework upon a hardbottom-dominated shoreface on a high-energy shelf: Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA 249
Nearshore sediment transport processes due to moderate hydrodynamic conditions 267
Radiometry as a technique for use in coastal research 289
An interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of physical parameters of shallow marine sediments 299
Geophysics in offshore site investigation: a review of the state of the art 323
Index 339
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