Sediment Provenance

Sediment Provenance : Influences on Compositional Change from Source to Sink

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Sediment Provenance: Influences on Compositional Change from Source to Sink provides a thorough and inclusive overview that features data-based case studies on a broad range of dynamic aspects in sedimentary rock structure and deposition. Provenance data plays a critical role in a number of aspects of sedimentary rocks, including the assessment of palaeogeographic reconstructions, the constraints of lateral displacements in orogens, the characterization of crust which is no longer exposed, the mapping of depositional systems, sub-surface correlation, and in predicting reservoir quality.

The provenance of fine-grained sediments-on a global scale-has been used to monitor crustal evolution, and sediment transport is paramount in considering restoration techniques for both watershed and river restoration. Transport is responsible for erosion, bank undercutting, sandbar formation, aggradation, gullying, and plugging, as well as bed form migration and generation of primary sedimentary structures.

Additionally, the quest for reservoir quality in contemporary hydrocarbon exploration and extraction necessitates a deliberate focus on diagenesis. This book addresses all of these challenges and arms geoscientists with an all-in-one reference to sedimentary rocks, from source to deposition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 614 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 27.94mm | 1,250g
  • United States
  • English
  • 012803386X
  • 9780128033869

Table of contents

1. Introduction
Rajat Mazumder
2. Evolution of Siliciclastic Provenance Inquiries: A Critical Appraisal
Abhijit Basu
3. Tracing the source of the bio/siliciclastic beach sands at Rosa Marina (Apulian coast, SE Italy)
Tom van Loon
4. Changes in the heavy-mineral spectra on their way from various sources to joint sinks - a case study of Pleistocene sandurs and an ice-marginal valley in NW Poland
Tom van Loon
5. Reconstruction of paleohydraulic condition from depositional structures: a critical appraisal
Prabir Dasgupta
6. Physico-chemical Characteristics of the Barremian-Aptian Siliciclastic Rocks in the Pondicherry Embryonic Rift Sub-basin, India
Subir Sarkar
7. Petrological and geochemical constraints on provenance, paleo-weathering and tectonic setting of clastic sediments from the Neogene Lambir and Sibuti Formations, North West Borneo
Ramasamy Nagarajan
8. Where are the Precambrian Tsunami Deposits? Madagascar Chevrons and other Modern Analogues Provide Insights into Identifying Ancient Tsunamigenic Sequences
Dallas Abbott
9. The Contourite Problem
G. Shanmugam
10. Fluvial Systems, Provenance and Reservoir Development in the Eocene Brennan Basin Member of the Duchesne River Formation, Northern Uinta Basin, Utah
Marjorie A. Chan and Takashi Sato
11. Changes in the shape of breccia lenses during sliding from source to sink in the Cambrian epeiric sea of the North China Platform
Tom van Loon
12. Provenance of chert rudites and arenites in the northern Canadian Cordillera
Darrel Graham Francis Long
13. Late Neoproterozoic to early Mesozoic sedimentary rocks of the Tasmanides, eastern Australia: Provenance switching associated with development of the East Gondwana active margin
Chris Fergusson
14. Utility of Detrital Zircons in an Upper Amphibolite Facies Terrane
Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli
15. Detrital zircon (U-Pb SHRIMP and LA-ICPMS) geochronology, Nd isotope mapping and sediment geochemistry from the Singhora Group, central India: Implications towards provenance, its shift and regional stratigraphic correlation
Partha Chakraborty and Kaushik Das
16. Deciphering sedimentary provenance, timing of sedimentation and metamorphism from a suite of metapelites from the Chotanagpur Granite Gneiss Complex (CGGC), India: Implications for Proterozoic tectonics in the east-central part of the Indian shield
Pulak Sengupta
17. SEM -CL fabric analysis of quartz framework population from the Mesoarchean Keonjhar Quartzite from Singhbhum Craton, eastern India - Implications for the understanding of upper continental crust
Joydip Mukhopadhyay
18. Provenance of detrital pyrite in Archaean sedimentary rocks
Giuliana Costa and Axel Hofmann
19. Ice ages in Earth history: puzzling palaeolatitudes and regional provenance of ice sheets on an evolving planet
Grant Young
20. The Isua supracrustal belt (Greenland): Spotlight on the oldest well-preserved sedimentary systems (~3.7, ~3.75 and ~3.8 Ga)
Allen Nutman
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About Rajat Mazumder

Dr. Rajat Mazumder received his M.Sc in Applied Geology in 1991 from the University of Allahabad, (India) and his Ph.D from Jadavpur University (India) in 2002. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Yokohama National University (2002-2004), Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (2005-2006) at Munich University, Germany, and was a recipient of JSPS short-term invitation fellowship for experienced researchers in 2008. Dr. Mazumder taught Sedimentary Petrology, Mineralogy and Precambrian Stratigraphy at Asutosh College (University of Calcutta, 1999-2002), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (2006), and was an Associate Professor of Geology at the Indian Statistical Institute (2006-2013). He was a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales Australia (2012-2014). Currently, Dr. Mazumder is an Associate Professor at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia and teaches Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems, Tectonics and Dynamic Earth and Metamorphic Petrology. Dr. Mazumder was one of the global co-leaders of UNESCO-IGCP 509 research project (2005-2009) on the Paleoproterozoic Supercontinent and global evolution. He is an advisory editor of the Journal of the Geological Society of London and an Associate Editor of Marine and Petroleum Geology. His research is mostly focused on the earth's surface processes during its early history.
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