Delta-Front Gullies as Part of Mass-Movement Phenomena: Mississippi River Delta Front
Published:January 01, 1991
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A. H. Bouma, H. H. Roberts, J. M. Coleman, D. B. Prior, 1991. "Delta-Front Gullies as Part of Mass-Movement Phenomena: Mississippi River Delta Front", From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard, Robert H. Osborne
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Shepard's classic paper on delta-front gullies on the Mississippi delta slope initiated a host of modern studies that revealed the complexity and importance of subaqueous mass-movement processes. Differential weighting and diapirism, rotational slumps, retrogressive slides and their gullies and depositional lobes are but a few of the processes that mold the morphology of the delta-front area. These instabilities form on extremely low-angle slopes (often less than 0.5°) and are responsible for the transport of large volumes of shallow-water sediment to deeper environments.
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From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard
From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard - Francis P. Shepard left a rich scientific legacy including more than 230 published papers and books primarily addressed to the study of submarine canyons and turbidity currents, continental shelves and associated sediments, coastal processes and sediments and marine physiography and tectonics. He is best remembered for his work on submarine canyons; however, his broad range of scientific interests and his remarkable ability to break new ground in each of these disciplines have served as a model for at least four generations of ?Shepard? students. This new work from these Shepard students addresses problems in marine geology from the global scale to the local outcrop scale. Relationships among tectonics, eustacy and both siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation create a unifying theme. Special topics include coastal processes, shelf and slope evolution, and submarine canyon and fan systems.