Continental margin sedimentation: From sediment transport to sequence stratigraphy

Edited by: Charles A. NittrouerJames A. AustinMichael E. FieldJoseph H. KravitzJames P. M. Syvitski, and Patricia L. Wiberg

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Abstract

This volume on continental margin sedimentation brings together an expert editorial and contributor team to create a state-of-the-art resource. Taking a global perspective, the book spans a range of timescales and content, ranging from how oceans transport particles, to how thick rock sequences are formed on continental margins.

- Summarizes and integrates our understanding of sedimentary processes and strata associated with fluvial dispersal systems on continental shelves and slopes

- Explores timescales ranging from particle transport at one extreme, to deep burial at the other

- Insights are presented for margins in general, and with focus on a tectonically active margin (northern California) and a passive margin (New Jersey), enabling detailed examination of the intricate relationships between a wide suite of sedimentary processes and their preserved stratigraphy

- Includes observational studies which document the processes and strata found on particular margins, in addition to numerical models and laboratory experimentation, which provide a quantitative basis for extrapolation in time and space of insights about continental-margin sedimentation

- Provides a research resource for scientists studying modern and ancient margins, and an educational text for advanced students in sedimentology and stratigraphy

Additional publication details

Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title Continental margin sedimentation: From sediment transport to sequence stratigraphy
Series number 37
ISBN 9781444304398
DOI 10.1002/9781444304398
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Publisher location Malden, MA
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description x, 549 p.