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Principles of Tidal Sedimentology

Davis Jr., Richard A., Dalrymple, Robert W. (Eds.)

2012, XV, 621p. 423 illus., 231 illus. in color.

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  • One of the first comprehensive books on tidal sedimentology
  • Covers modern and ancient environments
  • Examines both siliciclastic and carbonates systems

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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » barrier islands - carbonate - coastal - estuaries - sedimentology - tidal

Related subjects » Aquatic Sciences - Geography - Geology

Table of contents 


1.Tidal Constituents of Modern and Ancient Tidal Rhythmites: Criteria for Recognition and Analysis

2. Principles of Sediment Transport Applicable in Tidal Environments

3. Tidal Signatures and Their Preservation Potential in Stratigraphic Sequences

4. Tidal Ichnology

5. Processes, Morphodynamics and Faces of Tide-Dominated Estuaries

6.Stratigraphy of Tide-Dominated Estuaries

7. Tide-Dominated Deltas

8. Salt Marsh Sedimentation

9. Open Coast Tidal Flats

10. Siliclastic Back-Barrier Tidal Flats

11. Tidal Channels on Tidal Flats and Marshes

12. Morphology and Facies Architecture of Tidal Inlets and Tidal Deltas

13. Shallow-Marine Tidal Deposits

14. Deep-Water Tidal Sedimentology

15. Precambrian Tidal Facies

16. Hypertidal Facies from the Pennsylvanian Period: East and West Interior Coal Basins, USA

17. Tidal Deposits of the Campanian Western Interior Seaway (WIS), Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, USA

18. Contrasting Styles of Siliciclastic Tidal Deposits in Developing Thrust Sheet-Top-Basins - the Lower Eocene of the Central Pyrenees (Spain)

19. Holocene Tidal Flats

20. Tidal Sands of the Bahamas Archipelago

21. Ancient Carbonate Tidalites


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