Impact of Discharge, Sediment Flux and Sea-Level Change on Stratigraphic Architecture of River–Delta–Shelf Systems

  1. Poppe de Boer2,
  2. George Postma2,
  3. Kees van der Zwan3,
  4. Peter Burgess3 and
  5. Peter Kukla4
  1. George Postma1,2,
  2. Aart Peter van den1 and
  3. Berg van Saparoea1

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303131.ch8

Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction

Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction

How to Cite

Postma, G., van den, A. P. and van Saparoea, B. (2008) Impact of Discharge, Sediment Flux and Sea-Level Change on Stratigraphic Architecture of River–Delta–Shelf Systems, in Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction (eds P. de Boer, G. Postma, K. van der Zwan, P. Burgess and P. Kukla), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303131.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Utrecht University, Netherlands

  2. 3

    Shell Research, Rijswijk, Netherlands

  3. 4

    Aachen University, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Utrecht University, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, P.O. Box 80.021, 3508TA, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Utrecht University, Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

Book Series:

  1. Special Publication Number 40 of the International Association of Sedimentologists

Book Series Editors:

  1. Isabel Montanez

Series Editor Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189309

Online ISBN: 9781444303131

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Keywords:

  • impact of sea-level change on stratigraphic architecture;
  • reconstructions of cause-and-effect relationships in basin fills;
  • basin-fill architecture controlled by initial topography and sediment rate supply;
  • scaling of sediment transport over timescales of landscape evolution;
  • sediment-transport models for long timescales and diffusive behaviour;
  • Colorado River-Valley–Delta–Shelf System Prototype;
  • allocyclic forcing reconstruction in Colorado river system;
  • equilibrium time of Colorado River and equivalent experimental model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Approach

  • Results

  • The Colorado River-Valley–Delta–Shelf System Prototype

  • Reconstruction of Allocyclic Forcing in the Colorado River System

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References