Sediment Flux to Basins: Causes, Controls and Consequences, Volume 5, Issue 191

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Geological Society of London, 2002 - Science - 284 pages
There is an increasing trend in the Earth sciences towards the integration of many subdisciplines. The sedimentary basin, is a fundamental focal point of many studies, which as a consequence often neglects the complimentary drainage basin or catchment. Sedimentary basins provide a record of Earth history, reflecting the geographical, lithological, oceanographic and ecological development through the rock record. Drainage basins in comparison record ephemeral landscape evolution, where topography is eroded and provides the flux of sediment to the basin. The basin fill reflects the sediment flux from the hinterland and provides evidence of the dynamic geomorphic processes. In context the drainage system and sedimentary basin can be regarded as a 'production line' with the sedimentary record giving valuable insight into long-term landscape evolution and geomorphological processes illuminating the evolution of sedimentary basins. This volume assesses the current position of understanding sediment supply to basins with the integration of the many sub-disciplines in the Earth sciences. It documents a mix of hinterland and sedimentary basin studies with a gradation from orogenic belts to the deep marine. The authors represent a wide spectrum of Earth scientists, with leaders in the science providing review papers and new-directive papers in their field of specialization.
 

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Contents

Mather A E Harvey A M Quantification of rivercaptureinduced baselevel
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the Bradanic
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grain
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Brewer P A Passmore D G Sediment budgeting techniques in gravelbed rivers
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C Passmore D G Heritage G L Large A R G Milan D J Brewer P
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Richards K Drainage basin structure sediment delivery and the response to environmental
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large scale patterns of sediment
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Bogaart P W van BaLen R T Vandenberghe J Kasse C Processbased modelling
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McManus J The history of sediment flux to Atchafalaya Bay Louisiana
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Poulos S E Voulgaris G Kapsimalis V Collins M B Evans G Sediment fluxes
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S Stow D A V Rothwell R G Late Quaternary turbitide input into the east
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