Chapter 6. Tufa and Travertine

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. Heather Viles and
  2. Allan Pentecost

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch6

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

Viles, H. and Pentecost, A. (2007) Tufa and Travertine, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917



  • tufa and travertine;
  • calcareous sediments precipitated;
  • freshwater environments;
  • geomorphologists;
  • environmental archives


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and General Characteristics

  • Distribution, Field Occurrence and Geomorphological Relations

  • Macro—and Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Biology, Chemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology

  • Mechanisms of Formation and Accumulation

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationships to other Terrestrial Geochemical Sediments and Geomorphological Roles

  • Directions for Future Research

  • Acknowledgements

  • References