LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST
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Depositional facies in deltaic sediments result from interacting dynamic processes climate, wave energy, tidal action, etc., which vary in both intensity and frequency. The results of a comparison of 55 major world deltas indicated that no one delta model could be formulated to use as a basis for predicting vertical sequences in all of the deltas. The study showed that sand body distribution, geometry and internal characteristics are primarily a function of wave energy distribution, river-mouth dynamics, nearshore currents, tidal energy, and tectonics and geometry of the receiving basin.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
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