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Continental margin sedimentation: From sediment transport to sequence stratigraphy

January 1, 2007

This volume on continental margin sedimentation brings together an expert editorial and contributor team to create a state-of-the-art resource. Taking a global perspective, the book spans a range of timescales and content, ranging from how oceans transport particles, to how thick rock sequences are formed on continental margins.

- Summarizes and integrates our understanding of sedimentary processes and strata associated with fluvial dispersal systems on continental shelves and slopes

- Explores timescales ranging from particle transport at one extreme, to deep burial at the other

- Insights are presented for margins in general, and with focus on a tectonically active margin (northern California) and a passive margin (New Jersey), enabling detailed examination of the intricate relationships between a wide suite of sedimentary processes and their preserved stratigraphy

- Includes observational studies which document the processes and strata found on particular margins, in addition to numerical models and laboratory experimentation, which provide a quantitative basis for extrapolation in time and space of insights about continental-margin sedimentation

- Provides a research resource for scientists studying modern and ancient margins, and an educational text for advanced students in sedimentology and stratigraphy

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Continental margin sedimentation: From sediment transport to sequence stratigraphy
DOI 10.1002/9781444304398
Publication Type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Series Number 37
Index ID 70120867
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program