Holocene Guadalupe Delta of Texas Gulf Coast
Published:January 01, 1970
Alan C. Donaldson, Richard H. Martin, William H. Kanes, 1970. "Holocene Guadalupe Delta of Texas Gulf Coast", Deltaic Sedimentation, Modern and Ancient, James P. Morgan, Robert H. Shaver
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The Holocene delta of the Guadalupe River is slowly prograding into San Antonio Bay of the Texas Gulf Coast. The delta is part of a modern complex of lagoonal and deltaic sediments deposited along a shoreline dominated by barrier islands. The river deposits its load in a shallow, relatively quiet body of water, and, as the delta progrades into increasingly shallow water, distributary channels have become deeper than the present bay floor. The primary purpose of the detailed study of this modern delta is to establish criteria to aid investigations of similar ancient deltaic sediments and environments where the...
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Deltaic Sedimentation, Modern and Ancient
This volume was based on a symposium, Deltaic Sedimentation, which was held at the AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 1965. Many geologists have become involved in studies of deltaic sediments and sedimentation processes. Some of the papers in this volume are based on detailed local studies of modern deltaic sedimentary sequences, on processes of deposition, and on physical and biological characteristics of the deltaic environments.