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Geometry of carbonate accumulations

January 01, 2005


Depositional geometry of recent accumulations is an important tool for predicting the anatomy of sedimentary rocks in the subsurface. One advantage of sediment analysis by depositional geometry is that it can be performed on remote images, such as seismic or radar profiles and photos of distant or inaccessible outcrops. Geometry contains significant information on the internal structure and the depositional history of a formation. This chapter deals first with basic controls on the geometry of carbonate accumulations and the suitable terminology for their description. Subsequently, we turn to characteristic patterns associated with the three carbonate factories or specific depositional environments.

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SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology

Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

Wolfgang Schlager
Wolfgang Schlager
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January 01, 2005




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