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Delta Systems II

Published:
January 01, 1984

Abstract

Review of the process framework and associated morphology and sediment distribution patterns in modern deltas shows that three basic process suites determine delta geometry and distribution of framework sand facies: (1) sediment input, (2) wave energy flux, and (3) tidal energy flux. Major remobilization and displacement of bed-load sediment from the delta front may generate a coupled, but depositionally distinctive, submarine slope system. A tripartite classification of delta systems, based on dominance of depositional process, is shown in figure 1.

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration

Martin P.A. Jackson
Martin P.A. Jackson
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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William E. Galloway
William E. Galloway
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
25
ISBN electronic:
9781629811543
Publication date:
January 01, 1984

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