Accession Number : ADA227923


Title :   Carbonate Microfabrics Symposium and Workshop Held Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas on 30 September-3 October 1990


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS


Personal Author(s) : Lavoie, D L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a227923.pdf


Report Date : 03 Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The idea to organize a symposium and workshop on carbonate microfabrics originated as a result of two years work on a joint NOARL-TAMU project during which we attempted to relate laboratory consolidation and permeability of Recent carbonate sediments to the microfabrics of those sediments. One goal of the project was to demonstrate that differences in microfabrics are responsible for the varying behavior of the geotechnical properties of carbonate sediments during consolidation. During the course of the project, problems such as the definitions of the terms grains and matrix, and even the term microfabric, arose. The relationship between microfabrics and the geotechnical properties of sediments started us thinking about the influence of microfabrics on other fields of study such as acoustics, geochemistry, and hydrogeology. We found such a great amount of interest in microfabrics among specialists in those fields that we decided to invite them to participate in the symposium. So, we will have a variety of specialties present both in the audience and among those presenting papers. (js)


Descriptors :   *FABRICS , *TEXTILES , HYDROLOGY , GEOLOGY , CARBONATES , UNIVERSITIES , SEDIMENTS , GEOCHEMISTRY , WORKSHOPS , SYMPOSIA , STATIONS , ACOUSTICS


Subject Categories : Textiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE