Mass Transport, Gravity Flows, and Bottom Currents

Mass Transport, Gravity Flows, and Bottom Currents
Author: G. Shanmugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN 10: 0128225742
ISBN 13: 9780128225745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Transport, Gravity Flows, and Bottom Currents Book Review:

Mass Transport, Gravity Flows, and Bottom Currents: Downslope and Alongslope Processes and Deposits focuses solely on important downslope and alongslope processes. The book provides clear definitions and characteristics based on soil mechanics, fluid mechanics and sediment concentration by volume. It addresses Slides, Slumps, and Debris Flows, Grain Flows, Liquefied/Fluidized Flows, and Turbidity Currents, Density plumes, Hyperpycnal Flows, the Triggering Mechanisms of Downslope Processes, Bottom Currents, and Soft-Sediment Deformation Structures. The mechanics of each process are described in detail and used to provide empirically-driven categories to help recognize these deposits it the rock record. Case studies clearly illustrate of the problems inherent in recognizing these processes in the rock record, and potential solutions are provided alongside future avenues of research. An appendix also provides step-by-step guidance in describing and interpreting sediments. Comprehensively addresses modern downslope and alongslope processes, including definitions and mechanisms Provides key criteria for the recognition of depositional facies in the rock record Includes case studies to illustrate each downslope and alongslope process Identifies key problems and potential solutions for future research Uses pragmatic, empirical, data-driven interpretations to revise conventional facies models

New Perspectives on Deep-water Sandstones

New Perspectives on Deep-water Sandstones
Author: G. Shanmugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0444563350
ISBN 13: 9780444563354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Deep-water Sandstones Book Review:

This handbook is vital for understanding the origin of deep-water sandstones, emphasizing sandy-mass transport deposits (SMTDs) and bottom-current reworked sands (BCRSs) in petroleum reservoirs. This cutting-edge perspective, a pragmatic alternative to the conventional turbidite concepts, is crucial because the turbidite paradigm is built on a dubious foundation without empirical data on sandy turbidity currents in modern oceans. In the absence of evidence for sandy turbidity currents in natural environments, elegant theoretical models and experimental observations of turbidity currents are irrelevant substitutes for explaining the origin of sandy deposits as "turbidites." In documenting modern and ancient SMTDs (sandy slides, sandy slumps, and sandy debrites) and BCRSs (deposits of thermohaline [contour] currents, wind-driven currents, and tidal currents), the author describes and interprets core and outcrop (1:20 to 1:50 scale) from 35 case studies worldwide (which include 32 petroleum reservoirs), totaling more than 10,000 m in cumulative thickness, carried out during the past 36 years (1974-2010). The book dispels myths about the importance of sea level lowstand and provides much-needed clarity on the triggering of sediment failures by earthquakes, meteorite impacts, tsunamis, and cyclones with implications for the distribution of deep-water sandstone petroleum reservoirs. Promotes pragmatic interpretation of deep-water sands using alternative possibilities Validates the economic importance of SMTDs and BCRS in deep-water exploration and production Rich in empirical data and timely new perspectives

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4306
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN 10: 0128130822
ISBN 13: 9780128130827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book Review:

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field. New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. The structure of the work provides a modern presentation of the field, reflecting the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief. In this framework maximum attention has been devoted to making this an organic and unified reference. Represents a one-stop. organic information resource on the breadth of ocean science research Reflects the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and climate change Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000068688578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sedimentary Basins

Sedimentary Basins
Author: Gerhard Einsele
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2000-07-27
ISBN 10: 9783540661931
ISBN 13: 354066193X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sedimentary Basins Book Review:

This revised and enlarged edition provides an up to date overview of all major topics in sedimentary geology; unique in its quantitative approach to denudation-accumulation systems and basin fillings, including dynamic aspects. Provides coverage of the development of sedimentary basins and the rapid progress made in the field over the past decade.

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Author: Sam Boggs
Publsiher: Macmillan College
Total Pages: 774
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001478010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Book Review:

Aimed at advanced undergraduates but suitable also for graduate students and professionals, it covers processes of sedimentation, describes the characteristics of sedimentary rocks formed in major sedimentary environments, and discusses the fundamental principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis, including recent developments in the important fields of magnetostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, and sea-level analysis. The book presents divergent views on controversial topics and is extensively referenced and up-to-date thus encouraging students to refer to recently published literature.

Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs

Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs
Author: G. Shanmugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780080458427
ISBN 13: 0080458424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs Book Review:

This rock-based book is an attempt to link deep-water process sedimentology with sandstone petroleum reservoirs. In presenting a consistent process interpretation, the author has relied on his description and interpretation of core and outcrop (1:20 to 1:50 scale) from 35 case studies (which include 32 petroleum reservoirs), totaling more than 30,000 feet (9,145 m), carried out during the past 30 years (1974-2004). This book should serve as an important source of information for students on history, methodology, first principles, advanced concepts, controversies, and practical applications on deep-water sedimentology and petroleum geology. * Discusses the link between deep-water process sedimentology and petroleum geology * Addresses criteria for recognizing deposits of gravity-driven, thermohaline-driven, wind-driven, and tide-driven processes in deep-water environments * Provides head-on approach to resolve controversial process-related problems

Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments

Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments
Author: R.G. Rothwell
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400911335
ISBN 13: 9789400911338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments Book Review:

Over 60% of the Earth's surface is covered with deep marine sediments, however, until the early 1980s, no comprehensive text books appeared to support the rapid expansion in the study of these sediments. While the whole field of marine geology has expanded enormously and entirely new disciplines, such as paleoceanography, have been developed, there remains a lack of reference texts on study techniques that investigators in the marine community can turn to. Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments is an optical identifica tion guide that I believe will become a standard reference text for use in the microscope analysis of marine sediment& and sedimentary rocks. The systematic collection of sediment cores from the deep ocean floor began in earnest with the Swedish Deep Sea Expedition, 1947-1948. Much of the microscopic examination of the sediments collected in these piston cores (10 m+ long) was conducted on separated grain mounts or thin sections of impregnated sediments. By the late 1960s a simpler technique of examining a mounted smear of the cored silt and clay size sediment on a microscope slide had become standard practice in American oceanographic institutions. This semi quantitative technique became the standard tool used in core description aboard Glomar Challenger through the 15 years of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), 1968-1983. Visual percentage estimates of biogenic and mineral components were made using petrologic micro scopes.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4357337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings Of The International Heat Transfer Conference

Proceedings Of The International Heat Transfer Conference
Author: Lee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3500
Release: 1998-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781560327974
ISBN 13: 1560327979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings Of The International Heat Transfer Conference Book Review:

This year's set of papers includes 23 Keynote Papers and 537 refereed General Papers, in seven volumes. Experts from around the world have combined to address the leading edge of research and practical innovations in convection, combustion, heat exchangers, two-phase flow, and much more. Whether one is involved in mechanical, chemical, nuclear, or energy engineering the quantity, international scope, and high quality of the contents make access to these volumes essential.

Sand and Sandstone

Sand and Sandstone
Author: F. J. Pettijohn,P. E. Potter,R. Siever
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461599741
ISBN 13: 9781461599746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sand and Sandstone Book Review:

This book is the outgrowth of a week-long conference on sandstone organized by the authors, first held at Banff, Alberta, in 1964 under the auspices of the Alberta Association of Petroleum Geologists and the University of Alberta, and again, in 1965, at Bloomington, Indiana, under the sponsorship of the Indiana Geological Survey and the Department of Geology, Indiana University. A 2- page syllabus was prepared for the second conference and published by the Indiana Geological Survey. Continuing interest in and demand for the syllabus prompted us to update and expand its contents. The result is this book. We hope this work will be useful as a text or supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentation, sedimentary petrology, or general petrology and perhaps will be helpful to the teachers of such courses. Though we have focussed on sandstones we have necessarily included much of interest to students of all sediments. We hope also that it will be a useful reference work for the professional geologist, especially those concerned with petroleum, ground-water, and economic geology either in industry or government. Because the subject is so closely tied to surface processes it may also be of interest to geo morphologists and engineers who deal with beaches and rivers where sand is in transit.

Sedimentation in Submarine Canyons, Fans, and Trenches

Sedimentation in Submarine Canyons, Fans, and Trenches
Author: Daniel J. Stanley,Gilbert Kelling
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822011428240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invitation to Oceanography

Invitation to Oceanography
Author: Paul R. Pinet
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780763740795
ISBN 13: 0763740799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invitation to Oceanography Book Review:

The new Fourth Edition of Invitation to Oceanography provides students with a complete, concise overview of how the ocean works, spanning the four major divisions of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. It's informal, conversational style and use of familiar analogies make this text appropriate for a broad range of readers. With cutting-edge material, including such hot topics as Hurricane Katrina, and a wealth of new updates and end of chapter material, Pinet's latest edition is the most up-to-date text available!

Mass-transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings

Mass-transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings
Author: R. Craig Shipp,Paul Weimer,Henry W. Posamentier
Publsiher: SEPM Soc for Sed Geology
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 156576286X
ISBN 13: 9781565762862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass-transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings Book Review:

Historically, submarine-mass failures or mass-transport deposits have been a focus of increasingly intense investigation by academic institutions particularly during the last decade, though they received much less attention by geoscientists in the energy industry. With recent interest in expanding petroleum exploration and production into deeper water-depths globally and more widespread availability of high-quality data sets, mass-transport deposits are now recognized as a major component of most deep-water settings. This recognition has lead to the realization that many aspects of these deposits are still unknown or poorly understood. This volume contains twenty-three papers that address a number of topics critical to further understanding mass-transport deposits. These topics include general overviews of these deposits, depositional settings on the seafloor and in the near-subsurface interval, geohazard concerns, descriptive outcrops, integrated outcrop and seismic data/seismic forward modeling, petroleum reservoirs, and case studies on several associated topics. This volume will appeal to a broad cross section of geoscientists and geotechnical engineers, who are interested in this rapidly expanding field. The selection of papers in this volume reflects a growing trend towards a more diverse blend of disciplines and topics, covered in the study of mass-transport deposits.

Oceanic Abstracts

Oceanic Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002703208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sea Bed Mechanics

Sea Bed Mechanics
Author: John F. A. Sleath
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004469238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Bed Mechanics Book Review:

New York : Wiley, c1984.

Mass Transport in Water Waves

Mass Transport in Water Waves
Author: Chiang C. Mei,Philip L. F. Liu
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822009440272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Transport in Water Waves Book Review:

When a fluid is in periodic wave motion, a fluid particle is carried by a velocity field varying from place to place. At different instants the location of the particle differs and so does the velocity field in its immediate neighborhood. As a result the time-averaged velocity of a particle may be different from the local velocity field. In particular, a fluid particle may have a net mean drift even if the local velocity field has zero mean; this is indeed the case in irrotational gravity waves. In a viscous fluid, the wave-induced Reynolds stress imparts a steady momentum to the fluid; a steady shear is set up to balance it and hence a further mean velocity field results. The sum of these two steady currents provides the total drift by which a fluid particle migrates, and is termed the mass transport velocity. It is of importance to the study of sediment motion in coastal waters. The present report describes a coordinated inquiry into both theoretical and experimental aspects of mass transport by waves. In accordance with the division of effort, it is separated into two parts. However, nearly all ideas expressed and actions taken in both parts have been influenced by extensive mutual discussions. Part I (Theory) begins with a review of the basic assumptions underlying existing theories. General formulas of mass transport velocity components throughout the Stokes boundary layer near a solid body are then derived; details of two examples are calculated. The three-dimensional mass transport distribution throughout the cross section of a wave tank is worked out for progressive waves of very small amplitudes. The effects of finite width is studied with the assumption that vorticity is diffused by molecular viscosity throughout the entire cross section. For a wave obliquely incident and reflected from a vertical sea wall, the structure in the second boundary layer between the Stokes layer and the inviscid core is investigated. This is appropriate for amplitudes much greater than the Stokes layer thickness. Part II (Experiments), were intended in part to check and to evaluate the theoretical deductions in Part I. In particular, extensive measurements were made for the longitudinal mass transport velocity in a progressive wave in a long tank with a smooth bottom. For standing waves and partially standing waves, possible features of erosion and deposition were observed by spreading (1) a small amount of sand on a smooth bottom and (2) a thick layer of sand on the bottom. The relevance of mass transport very near the bottom to the bed load transport is discussed in the light of the real beach environment.

Abstracts

Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822005674023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding and Interpreting Seabed Drifter (SBD) Data

Understanding and Interpreting Seabed Drifter (SBD) Data
Author: Donald T. Resio,Edward B. Hands
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015095028083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Engineering VI

Coastal Engineering VI
Author: C. A. Brebbia,David Almorza Gomar,F. Lopez Aguayo
Publsiher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781853129773
ISBN 13: 1853129771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Engineering VI Book Review:

The pollution and general degradation of coastal areas have become problems of major international concern while the related environmental problems need further study in order to implement effective remedial action. Moreover, the design and construction of developments necessary for navigation such as harbours and marinas require an accurate knowledge of sea climate, especially in cases of extreme conditions.