Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits

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Cambridge University Press, 2008 - 815 páginas
Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits are intimately related - involving erosion of rocks, generation of sediment, and transport and deposition of sediment through various Earth surface environments. These processes, and the landforms and deposits that they generate, have a fundamental bearing on engineering, environmental and public safety issues; on recovery of economic resources; and on our understanding of Earth history. This unique textbook brings together the traditional disciplines of sedimentology and geomorphology to explain Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits in a comprehensive and integrated way. It is the ideal resource for a two-semester course in sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and Earth surface processes from the intermediate undergraduate to beginning graduate level. The book is also accompanied by a website hosting illustrations and material on field and laboratory methods for measuring, describing and analyzing Earth surface processes, landforms and sediments.
 

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Índice

Definitions rationale and scope of the book
3
Overview of the Earth
9
Production of sediment at the Earths surface
43
Weathering of rocks production of terrigenous sediment and soils
45
Biogenic and chemogenic sediment production
85
Fundamentals of fluid flow sediment transport erosion and deposition
119
Unidirectional turbulent water flow sediment transport erosion and deposition
121
Air flow sediment transport erosion and deposition
195
Environments of erosion and deposition
363
Rivers alluvial plains and fans
365
Lakes
462
Coasts and shallow seas
473
Arid environments
563
Glacial and periglacial environments
595
Deep seas and oceans
630
diagenesis
671

Multidirectional water flow sediment transport erosion and deposition
213
Movement of sediment by gravity
255
Generation and movement of volcaniclastic sediment
278
Ice flow sediment transport erosion and deposition
292
Biogenic and chemogenic depositional structures
311
Postdepositional deformation of soft sediment
352
Diagenesis
673
Tectonic climatic and eustatic controls on longterm largescale erosion
703
References
742
Index
795
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Página 788 - Oertel, 1986. Fluid processes and sea-floor response on a modern storm-dominated shelf: Middle Atlantic shelf of North America. Part II: Response of the shelf floor.

Sobre el autor (2008)

John Bridge was awarded a Ph.D. from St Andrews University, Scotland, in 1973. He now holds the position of Professor of Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Binghamton where his research interests focus on fluvial sedimentology, turbulent water flow and sediment transport. Professor Bridge has served on the editorial boards of several sedimentology journals and he is also the author/editor of two other books.

Robert Demicco was awarded a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He is now Professor of Geology at State University of New York at Binghamton where his research interests focus on carbonate sedimentology and applications of fuzzy logic to geology. Professor Demicco is the author/editor of two books on these topics.

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