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Principles of Tidal Sedimentology

By: Richard A Davis, Jr.(Editor), Robert W Dalrymple(Editor)

621 pages, 241 colour & 182 b/w photos and illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2011 | #192686 | ISBN-13: 9789400701229
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Principles of Tidal Sedimentology 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. Principles of Tidal Sedimentology is essential reading for both coastal geologists and managers, and geologists interested in extracting hydrocarbons from complex tidal successions.



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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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.

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