Principles of Tidal Sedimentology

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

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

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.

About the authors

Richard A. Davis, Jr., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, with 40 years of teaching experience, last 32 years at University of South Florida, USA. He has been visiting professor at many universities. He authored and edited 14 books (2 of them for Springer) and numerous publications. He is a member of Geological Society of America, the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. His major specialization is coastal geology, especially barrier islands systems, inlets, tidal environments and beaches.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This substantial collection of papers owes its origins to the series of International Conferences on Tidal Sedimentology that were initiated back in 1973 … . There is certainly a consistency in approach and also presentation that is lacking in so many edited volumes. The book is exceptionally well illustrated … . Principles of Tidal Sedimentology provides a very welcome synthesis of recent advances in this field and is definitely a volume that anyone seriously interested in tidal sedimentology will want to have.” (Jon French, Geological Magazine, April, 2012)

“The book under review contains outstanding chapters on tidal rhythmites, ichnofacies, facies architecture of tidal inlets, the sedimentology of muddy alongshore tidal flats of open coasts, processes, a state-of-the-art review of bedforms and sedimentary products of some examples of shallow-marine tide-dominated environments. The book may therefore be useful for those who are interested in one or more of these aspects … .” (J. H. (Janrik) van den Berg, The Sedimentary Record, June, 2012)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Tidal Constituents of Modern and Ancient Tidal Rhythmites: Criteria for Recognition and Analyses

    Kvale, Erik P.

    Pages 1-17

  • Principles of Sediment Transport Applicable in Tidal Environments

    Wang, Ping

    Pages 19-34

  • Tidal Signatures and Their Preservation Potential in Stratigraphic Sequences

    Davis, Richard A.

    Pages 35-55

  • Tidal Ichnology of Shallow-Water Clastic Settings

    Gingras, Murray K. (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

  • Processes, Morphodynamics, and Facies of Tide-Dominated Estuaries

    Dalrymple, Robert W. (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

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eBook $259.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0122-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Tidal Sedimentology
Editors
  • Richard A. Davis Jr.
  • Robert W. Dalrymple
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0123-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0123-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0122-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 621
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