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Sedimentary Processes on the Amazon Continental Shelf

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By: CA Nittrouer and DJ Demaster

Pergamon Press

Hardback | Dec 1987 | #85254 | ISBN: 008033928X
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A compilation of the most recent research. It examines a wide range of factors affecting sediments as part of a multi-disciplinary investigation, including studies of sedimentology, geochemistry, physical oceanography, and benthic biology. The Amazon River discharges enormous amounts of particulate and dissolved material to the continental shelf. Knowledge about the fate of this material is relevant to understanding sedimentary processes at the interface between major rivers and the ocean and to interpreting similar shelf environments preserved in the stratigraphic record. The uniqueness of this volume results from the multi-disciplinary and interactive nature of the research, and from the major importance of the Amazon dispersal system.


(partial) Sedimentary processes on the Amazon Continental Shelf: past, present and future research, C A Nittrouer & D J Demas;er. Physical observations in the Plume Region of the Amazon River during peak discharge. I. Surface variability, T B Curtin & R V Leqec;is. II. Water masses, T B Curtin. III. Currents, T B Curtin. Temporal variability in the partitioning of thorium between dissolved and particulate phases on the Amazon Shelf: implications for the scavenging of particle-reactive species, B A McKee et al. Coagulation and settling of Amazon river suspended sediment, R J Gibbs & L Konwar.;Concentration and flux of suspended sediment on the Amazon Continental Shelf, C A Nittrouer et al. Transverse bedforms on the Amazon Shelf, C E Adams et al. Mass-physical and geotechnical properties of surficial sediments and dense nearbed sediment suspensions on the Amazon Continental Shelf, R W Faas. Stable isotopic characterization of organic carbon accumulation on the Amazon continental shelf, W J Showers & D G Angle; General characteristics of benthic faunas on the Amazon inner continental shelf with comparison to the shelf off the Changjiang River, East China Sea, J Y Aller & R C Aller;

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