300 pages, illustrations
The Tide-Dominated Han River Delta, Korea provides a thorough analysis of a river delta in which tidal currents have reworked the river-borne sediment, generating characteristic geomorphological and sedimentological signatures in the process. Such "tide-dominated" deltas are common in the modern ocean, forming the substrate upon which entire populations are built. Furthermore, ancient examples contain enormous volumes of hydrocarbon. Despite this, tide-dominated deltas remain less well understood than their wave- and river-dominated counterparts, largely because processes within them are inherently more complex and fewer modern examples have been investigated in detail.
This multi-year study by a team of experts in coastal geoscience represents the most complete documentation of a tide-dominated delta to date. Results help advance, and are applicable to, a broad range of fields within sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, and coastal geomorphology, in addition to petroleum geology and reservoir engineering.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Depositional setting
Chapter 3. Database and Methodology
Chapter 4. Geomorphology
Chapter 5. Near-surface sedimentology
Chapter 6. Seismic stratigraphy
Chapter 7. Facies successions
Chapter 8. Sequence stratigraphy
Chapter 9. Discussion
Appendix 1. Short cores
Appendix 2. Seismic data
Appendix 3. Side-scan sonar data
Appendix 4. Grab samples
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