SILICICLASTIC AND CARBONATE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS a five to seven day course Field Leader: Kick Kleverlaan
a creative/realistic approach to reservoir uncertainties
Working in fluviatile and lacustrine systems: up to 300 m thick successions of braided river deposits with pseudo 3-d outcrops. Mapping of a basin margin to basin center transect: well exposed cross sections through entire basin-fill successions; beaches, shelf, reefs, slope collapse and healing. Walking out the transition from environments such as fluvial to marshes and into delta topsets, and down the slope into the pro-delta. Both in wave and fluvial dominated deltas with up to 60 m high clinoforms and some 25km of lateral development. Studying shallow marine onlap successions and the control of topography on marine systems. Recognition of a range of deep marine turbidite successions with high density turbidites and low density turbidites. Hiking from within the slope channel, along the slope into and through the fan delta into the incised valley in the coastal plain. Studying the effects of climate, paleo-topography and sea level on production and architecture of carbonates in platforms, fringing reefs and shallow seas. Climbing ancient volcanoes: assessing atolls along their flanks. Recognition of major strike slip faults and their effect on basin formation and sediment production. Surveying modern and ancient clastic shores and aeolian deposits.
Duration: 5 days Timing: October to May Participants: max 12 Accommodation: a small hotel on a quiet beach Transport: four wheel drives. Climate: warm>17C with cool evenings Non-compulsory exercises involve swimming/snorkeling to study modern clastic/carbonate processes.
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