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Introduction to autogenic dynamics and self-organization in sedimentary systems

David A. Budd, Elizabeth A. Hajek and Sam J. Purkis
Introduction to autogenic dynamics and self-organization in sedimentary systems (in Autogenic dynamics of and self-organization in sedimentary systems, David A. Budd (editor), Elizabeth A. Hajek (editor) and Sam J. Purkis (editor))
Special Publication - Society for Sedimentary Geology (2016) 106: 1-4

Abstract

Autogenic dynamics and self-organization in sedimentary systems are increasingly viewed as significant and important processes that drive erosion, sediment transport, and sediment accumulation across the Earth's surface. These internal dynamics can dramatically modulate the formation of the stratigraphic record, form biologically constructed depositional packages, affect ecological patterning in time and space, and impact aspects of geochemical sedimentation and diagenesis. The notion that autogenic processes are local phenomena of short duration and distance is now recognized as false. Understanding autogenic dynamics in sedimentary systems is thus essential for deciphering the morphodynamics of modern sedimentary systems, accurately reconstructing Earth history, and predicting the spatial and temporal distribution of sedimentary and paleobiologic features in the stratigraphic record. The 13 papers in the publication, Autogenic Dynamics and Self-Organization in Sedimentary Systems, present exciting new ideas nd research related to sedimentology, stratigraphy, ecology, paleobiology, sedimentary geochemistry, and diagenesis. Five papers summarize the current state of thinking about autogenic processes, products, and patterns in fluvial-deltaic, eolian, and carbonate depositional systems, and in paleobiologic and geochemical contexts. A second group of papers provides perspectives derived from numerical modeling and laboratory experiments. The final section consists of field studies that explore autogenic processes and autogenically modulated stratigraphy in five case studies covering modern and ancient fluvial, deltaic, and shelf settings. These papers should stimulate further research into how self-organization might promote a better understanding of the sedimentary record.


ISSN: 1060-071X
EISSN: 2159-5755
Serial Title: Special Publication - Society for Sedimentary Geology
Serial Volume: 106
Title: Introduction to autogenic dynamics and self-organization in sedimentary systems
Title: Autogenic dynamics of and self-organization in sedimentary systems
Author(s): Budd, David A.Hajek, Elizabeth A.Purkis, Sam J.
Author(s): Budd, David A.editor
Author(s): Hajek, Elizabeth A.editor
Author(s): Purkis, Sam J.editor
Affiliation: University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Affiliation: University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Pages: 1-4
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, OK, United States
Meeting name: SEPM research conference; Autogenic dynamics of sedimentary systems
Meeting location: Grand Junction, CO, USA, United States
Meeting date: 20140803Aug. 3-6, 2014
References: 7
Accession Number: 2017-082524
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University, USA, United StatesRosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201743
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