416M_delta - DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS DELTAIC SYSTEMS RIVER DOMINATED DELTAS WAVE DOMINATED DELTAS TIDE DOMINATED DELTAS DELTAS Herodotus(c 400 BC

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Unformatted text preview: DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS DELTAIC SYSTEMS RIVER DOMINATED DELTAS WAVE DOMINATED DELTAS TIDE DOMINATED DELTAS DELTAS Herodotus (c. 400 BC)- thought the alluvial plain at mouth of Nile looked like a D Barrell (1912) - described the ancient (Devonian) Catskill Delta and defined a delta as "a deposit partly subaerial built by a river into or against a body of permanent water. The outer and lower parts are necessarily constructed below water level, but its upper and inner surface must be land maintained . . . by a river . . . therefore consists of a combination of terrestrial and marine, or at least lacustrine strata.“ So sediment transport by a RIVER is key to having a delta. Nile Delta Wave Dominated WATER INFLOW • HYPOPYCNAL FLOW: INFLOW LESS DENSE • HOMOPYCNAL FLOW: SAME DENSITY • HYPERPYCNAL FLOW: INFLOW DENSER HYPERPYNCAL FLOW USC WEB HOMOPYCNAL FLOW GILBERT DELTA (PLIOCENE, ITALY) HYPOPYCNAL FLOW USC WEB Mississippi Delta classification scheme based on processes controlling coastline morphology SUTER (2010 Framework Facies in Major Delta Types Po Delta Fluvial + Wave Colville River, Alaska North Slope...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course GEO 416M taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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416M_delta - DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS DELTAIC SYSTEMS RIVER DOMINATED DELTAS WAVE DOMINATED DELTAS TIDE DOMINATED DELTAS DELTAS Herodotus(c 400 BC

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