Accession Number:

ADA014006

Title:

Deltaic Processes.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE