Shelf Sand and Sandstone Bodies: Geometry, Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy
Copyright © 1991 The International Association of Sedimentologists
Editor(s): D. J. P. Swift, G. F. Oertel, R. W. Tillman, J. A. Thorne
Published Online: 14 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9780632032372
Online ISBN: 9781444303933
About this Book
The last decade of study of the shallow-marine boundary layer has arrived at a synthesis of sediment dynamic principles that can begin to be transferred from the time scales of the rock record (years to millenia). At the same time, the technology of petroleum exploration has lead to a fundamentally new way of examining the deposits of sedimentary basins. This book applies these insights to continental shelf and continental margin deposits, providing an entirely new viewpoint to the subject.