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By Douglas W. Lewis

ISBN-10: 1461361311

ISBN-13: 9781461361312

ISBN-10: 1461526361

ISBN-13: 9781461526360

The first variation of functional Sedimentology contained dis­ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS cussions of ideas and methods that may be utilized to the research of sediments within the box and in laboratories sup­ Colleagues on the collage of Canterbury and the Univer­ plied with reasonably cheap and in general to be had apparatus. sity of latest England, Lismore, have helped with useful while contemplating a revised version, we felt that it was once inap­ suggestion on their reviews with a variety of methodologies dis­ propriate to limit attention to the easy and customary stubborn during this quantity. on the college of Canterbury, we recommendations simply because such a lot of glossy analyses of sediments are fairly thankful to ok. Swanson for suggestion on prepar­ use subtle and infrequently dear apparatus to envision ing fabrics for scanning electron microscopy and paleonto­ sediments and sedimentary rocks. A assessment of the wide variety logical specimens; to G. Coates (working on the college at of obtainable suggestions and gear used to be now not possible within the the time of the 1st variation of functional Sedimentology) for similar quantity as a assessment of ideas. the unique purpose to compilation of, and additions to, the methods for textural research and a few tables and sketches; to Ted Montague for produce a concise precis of useful sediment stories in a cheap structure was once maintained, yet now within the shape the majority of the bankruptcy on borehole sedimentology; to Dr. J.

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Fig. 2-7); hence they are second- or third-order interpretations, since in transferring those inferences to a plan-view map, further inference is necessary. Others are constructed by interpreting the distribution of rocks laterally away from vertical control lines (borehole) in which the extent of the various units has been measured. A common example of this type of cross-section is the fence or panel diagram; see Fig. 2-8. , 1970, Depositional topography and major marine environments, late Cretaceous, Wyoming.

Trend and plunge of any striations, and if stepped, sense of relative motion. Cleavages-measure strike and dip, especially when widely developed and parallel to the axial plane of folds. Joints-strike and dip if well and pervasively developed; the nature of the investigation dictates the level of attention directed to these features. Flow banding in igneous rocks; presence or absence of baking at contacts with sediments; chilled margins; cross-cutting relationships. Interpretations Jotting down ideas on origin and possible interrelationships are well worthwhile, but they will generally change later, so keep them confined to a separate section in your notes rather than juxtaposed with observations.

Exposure character (size, shape, and quality of exposure). Relationships of Units Rock unit name (not necessarily aformal name, until you have finalized the stratigraphic terminology). Approximate stratigraphic position within major unit (if possible). Approximate stratigraphic thickness of each unit exposed. , thinning and fining upward); are there any repetitive vertical rhythms ("cycles") at any scale? Description of boundaries of each unit recognized and spatial relationships with other units exposed.

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