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Comparison of Shelf Environments and Deep-Basin Turbidite Systems

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Roger G. Walker
Roger G. Walker
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Published:
January 01, 1985

Abstract

Comparisons commonly help sharpen our observations and interpretations in depositional environments. It is appropriate here to compare shallow marine/shelf environments with the next major sandstone depositional environments to be found in a seaward direction -- classical deep water turbidite systems. The need for such a comparison is apparent from the problems raised in my paper on “Geological Evidence for Storm Transportation and Deposition on Ancient Shelves,” this volume.

We may decide to compare individual beds, groups of beds traced laterally, or groups of beds in vertical sequences. However, it has been shown earlier in this volume that the turbidity current process can operate on the shelf, and that preservable turbidites can be deposited in shallow seas. Deciding what to compare is not so simple as it might first appear.

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Shelf Sands and Sandstone Reservoirs

R. W. Tillman
R. W. Tillman
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D. J. P. Swift
D. J. P. Swift
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R. G. Walker
R. G. Walker
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
13
ISBN electronic:
9781565762428
Publication date:
January 01, 1985

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