Sediment Provenance

Sediment Provenance
Author: Rajat Mazumder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2016-10-08
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128033876

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Sediment Provenance: Influences on Compositional Change from Source to Sink provides a thorough and inclusive overview that features data-based case studies on a broad range of dynamic aspects in sedimentary rock structure and deposition. Provenance data plays a critical role in a number of aspects of sedimentary rocks, including the assessment of palaeogeographic reconstructions, the constraints of lateral displacements in orogens, the characterization of crust which is no longer exposed, the mapping of depositional systems, sub-surface correlation, and in predicting reservoir quality. The provenance of fine-grained sediments—on a global scale—has been used to monitor crustal evolution, and sediment transport is paramount in considering restoration techniques for both watershed and river restoration. Transport is responsible for erosion, bank undercutting, sandbar formation, aggradation, gullying, and plugging, as well as bed form migration and generation of primary sedimentary structures. Additionally, the quest for reservoir quality in contemporary hydrocarbon exploration and extraction necessitates a deliberate focus on diagenesis. This book addresses all of these challenges and arms geoscientists with an all-in-one reference to sedimentary rocks, from source to deposition. Provides the latest data available on various aspects of sedimentary rocks from their source to deposition Features case studies throughout that illustrate new data and critical analyses of published data by some of the world’s most pre-eminent sedimentologists Includes more than 150 illustrations, photos, figures, and diagrams that underscore key concepts

Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
Author: R.A. Scott,H.R. Smyth,A.C. Morton,N. Richardson
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2014-06-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781862393707

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Sediment provenance studies concern the origin, composition, transportation and deposition of detritus and therefore are an important part of understanding the links between basinal sedimentation, and hinterland tectonics and unroofing. Such studies can add value at many stages of hydrocarbon exploitation, from identifying regional-scale crustal affinities and sediment dispersal patterns during the earliest stages of exploration, to detailed correlation in producing reservoirs and understanding the impact of mineralogy on reservoir diagenesis. The volume showcases the wide variety of techniques available, using examples and applications from all aspects of sediment provenance research. The papers are organized into four sets around the following themes: • Overview: applications of provenance information in hydrocarbon reservoir sandstones • Provenance, diagenesis and reservoir quality • Provenance studies linking sediment to source • Looking forward: development of techniques and data handling This book is dedicated to the memory of Maria Mange and Robert A. Scott.

Sedimentary Provenance and Petrogenesis

Sedimentary Provenance and Petrogenesis
Author: José Arribas,Salvatore Critelli,Mark J. Johnsson
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813724201

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Processes Controlling the Composition of Clastic Sediments

Processes Controlling the Composition of Clastic Sediments
Author: Mark J. Johnsson,Abhijit Basu
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1993-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813722849

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Sedimentary Provenance and Petrogenesis

Sedimentary Provenance and Petrogenesis
Author: José Arribas,Salvatore Critelli,Mark J. Johnsson
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813724201

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Tectonics Sedimentary Basins and Provenance A Celebration of the Career of William R Dickinson

Tectonics  Sedimentary Basins  and Provenance  A Celebration of the Career of William R  Dickinson
Author: Raymond V. Ingersoll,Timothy F. Lawton,Stephan A. Graham
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2017-12-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813725406

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Through a remarkable combination of intellect, self-confidence, engaging humility, and prodigious output of published work, William R. Dickinson influenced and challenged three generations of sedimentary geologists, igneous petrologists, tectonicists, sandstone petrologists, archaeologists, and other geoscientists. A key figure in the plate-tectonic revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, he explained how the distribution of sediments on Earth's surface could be traced to tectonic processes, and is widely recognized as a founder of modern sedimentary basin analysis. This volume consists of 31 chapters related to Dickinson's research interests; many of the authors are his former students, their students, and their students' students, demonstrating his continuing profound influence. The papers in this volume are an impressive tribute to the depth and breadth of Bill Dickinson's contributions to the geosciences.

Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Rare Earth Elements

Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Rare Earth Elements
Author: Bruce R. Lipin,G.A. McKay
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-12-17
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781501509032

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Volume 21 of Reviews in Mineralogy treats a short course on the rare earth elements to about 80 participants in San Francisco, California, December 1-3, 1989, just prior to the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Contents: Cosmochemistry of the Rare Earth Elements: Condensation and Evaporation Processes Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements Partitioning of Rare Earth Elements between Major Silicate Minerals and Basaltic Melts An Approach to Trace Element Modeling Using a Simple Igneous System as an Example Rare Earth Elements in Upper Mantle Rocks Rare Earth Elements in Metamorphic Rocks Rare Earth Elements in Sedimentary Rocks: Influence of Provenance and Sedimentary Processes Aqueous Geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements Rare Earth Elements in Lunar Materials Compositional and Phase Relations among Rare Earth Element Minerals Economic Geology of Rare Earth Minerals Cathodoluminescence Emission Spectra of Rare Earth Element Activators in Minerals

New Perspectives in Basin Analysis

New Perspectives in Basin Analysis
Author: Karen L. Kleinspehn,Chris Paola
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781461237884

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In the extensive field of earth sciences, with its many subdisciplines, the trans fer of knowledge is primarily established via personal communication, during meetings, by reading journal articles, or by consulting books. Because more information is available than can be assimilated, it is necessary for the individual to search selectively. Books take more time from the inception of an idea until publication than any of the other means of communication men tioned. As a consequence, their function is somewhat different. Many good books are a compilation of up to date knowledge and serve as reference or instruction manuals. Some books are a collection of previously published papers dealing with a certain topic, while others may basically provide large sets of data or examples. The Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology series was established both for stu dents and practicing earth scientists who wish to either stay abreast of the most recent ideas or developments or to become familiar with an important topic in the field of sedimentary geology. The series attempts to deal with sub jects that are in the forefront of both scientific and economic interest. The treatment of a subject in an individual volume should be a combination of topi cal, regional, and interdisciplinary approaches. Although these three terms can be defined separately, in reality they should flow into each other. A topical treatment should relate to a major category of sedimentary geology.

A Study of Land Information

A Study of Land Information
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
Genre: Geographic information systems
ISBN: IND:30000066851290

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Heavy Minerals in Use

Heavy Minerals in Use
Author: Maria A. Mange,David T. Wright
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1328
Release: 2007-09-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0080548598

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The book is structured thematically, encompassing principles, processes and products, practice and applications. Discussion of processes that control heavy mineral assemblages throughout the rock cycle are presented by leading experts, whose key-note works are followed by specialist case studies. Each work also provides details on the geology of the study area, techniques and data treatment. The high number of contributions represent the collective experience and wisdom of generations of geologists, and provide an invaluable source of references to works carried out in many parts of the world. * Presents a unique and authoritative resource of immediate relevance and practical use to the researcher and applied geologist * Contains case studies demonstrating the broad range of applications of heavy minerals in a variety of modern and ancient geological settings, and in resource exploration * Includes examples of geological problems from employing heavy mineral analysis and establishing criteria that can be applied before deciding to undertake a study

Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks

Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks
Author: Sam Boggs
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2009-02-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780521897167

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Advanced textbook outlining the physical, chemical, and biological properties of sedimentary rocks through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study.

Application of Geochemical Tracers to Fluvial Sediment

Application of Geochemical Tracers to Fluvial Sediment
Author: Jerry R. Miller,Gail Mackin,Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2014-12-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319132211

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This book takes an in-depth look at the theory and methods inherent in the tracing of riverine sediments. Examined tracers include multi-elemental concentration data, fallout radionuclides (e.g., 210Pb, 137Cs, 7Be), radiogenic isotopes (particularly those of Pb, Sr, and Nd), and novel (“non-traditional”) stable isotopes (e.g., Cd, Cu, Hg, and Zn), the latter of which owe their application to recent advances in analytical chemistry. The intended goal is not to replace more ‘traditional’ analyses of the riverine sediment system, but to show how tracer/fingerprinting studies can be used to gain insights into system functions that would not otherwise be possible. The text, then, provides researchers and catchment managers with a summary of the strengths and limitations of the examined techniques in terms of their temporal and spatial resolution, data requirements, and the uncertainties in the generated results. The use of environmental tracers has increased significantly during the past decade because it has become clear that documentation of sediment and sediment-associated contaminant provenance and dispersal is essential to mitigate their potentially harmful effects on aquatic ecosystems. Moreover, the use of monitoring programs to determine the source of sediments to a water body has proven to be a costly, labor intensive, long-term process with a spatial resolution that is limited by the number of monitoring sites that can be effectively maintained. Alternative approaches, including the identification and analysis of eroded upland areas and the use of distributed modeling routines also have proven problematic. The application of tracers within riverine environments has evolved such that they focus on sediments from two general sources: upland areas and specific, localized, anthropogenic point sources. Of particular importance to the former is the development of geochemical fingerprinting methods that quantify sediment provenance (and to a much lesser degree, sediment-associated contaminants) at the catchment scale. These methods have largely developed independently of the use of tracers to document the source and dispersal pathways of contaminated particles from point-sources of anthropogenic pollution at the reach- to river corridor-scale. Future studies are likely to begin merging the strengths of both approaches while relying on multiple tracer types to address management and regulatory issues, particularly within the context of the rapidly developing field of environmental forensics.

Southern and Central Mexico Basement Framework Tectonic Evolution and Provenance of Mesozoic Cenozoic Basins

Southern and Central Mexico  Basement Framework  Tectonic Evolution  and Provenance of Mesozoic   Cenozoic Basins
Author: Uwe C. Martens,Roberto S. Molina Garza
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813725468

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The Interactions between Sediments and Water

The Interactions between Sediments and Water
Author: Brian Kronvang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401733663

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This book focuses on sediments as a pollutant in natural freshwater and marine habitats, and as a vector for the transfer of chemicals such as nutrients and contaminants. Sediment-water research is carried out all over the world within a variety of disciplines. The selected papers cover three main topics relating to assessment and/or restoration of disturbed watersheds, sediment-water linkages in terrestrial and aquatic environments and evaluation of sediment and ecological changes in marine and freshwater habitats. Innovative research in both developed and less developed countries is included. Both fundamental research, insight into applied research and system management are covered. The volume will also appeal to readers involved in sediment geochemistry and dynamics, aquatic habitats, water quality, aquatic ecology, river morphology, restoration techniques and catchment management.

Sedimentary Processes Environments and Basins

Sedimentary Processes  Environments and Basins
Author: Gary Nichols,Edward Williams,Chris Paola
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2009-03-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781444304428

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For several decades Peter Friend has been one of the leading figures in sedimentary geology and throughout that time he has helped scores of other people by supervising doctoral students, collaborating with colleagues, especially in developing countries, and selflessly sharing ideas with fellow geologists. This collection of papers is a survey of the research frontier in basin dynamics, a field Peter Friend helped initiate, and a token of thanks from people who have benefited from an association with Peter during their careers. The papers in this book fall into four themes - Tectonics and sedimentation, Landscape evolution and provenance, Depositional systems and Fluvial sedimentation - which reflect Peter's research interests and are all important areas of current research in sedimentary geology. There are both case studies and review articles on these themes which reflect recent work, but the collection can also be considered to be a 'sampler' of sedimentary geology for anyone with broad interests in the Earth sciences.