The writer is indebted to N.V. de Bataafsche Internationale Maatschappij (Royal Dutch/Sheel Group) who sponsored his investigations in the Rhǒne delta and authorized publication of the results mentioned in this paper.
Some recent advances in the study of deltaic sedimentation
Article first published online: 30 APR 2007
Copyright © 1961 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 411–442, 1961
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Van Straaten, L. M. J. U. (1961), Some recent advances in the study of deltaic sedimentation. Geol. J., 2: 411–442. doi: 10.1002/gj.3350020308
- Issue published online: 30 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2007
Recent advances in delta sedimentology are briefly summarized. Most of the review is based on data that have been published elsewhere. Some new information is presented concerning the Rhǒne delta, e.g., the distribution of its marine environments (Fig. 2) and the regional variations in differentiation of the mollusc shell assemblages (Fig. 3). The bulk of the sediments in deltas of the Rhǒne type are formed in marine environments. The volumetric proportions between deposits of different facies, as found in many recent deltas, may be very dissimilar to those in fossil (pre-Quaternary) deltas, formed under “non-glacial” conditions (cf. Fig. 7).