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Analytical Sedimentology


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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 09/2012
Edizione: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994


The first edition of Practical Sedimentology contained dis­ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS cussions of principles and techniques that could be applied to the analysis of sediments in the field and in laboratories sup­ Colleagues at the University of Canterbury and the Univer­ plied with inexpensive and commonly available equipment. sity of New England, Lismore, have helped with practical When considering a revised edition, we felt that it was inap­ advice on their experiences with various methodologies dis­ propriate to restrict consideration to the simple and common cussed in this volume. At the University of Canterbury, we techniques because so many modern analyses of sediments are particularly grateful to K. Swanson for advice on prepar­ use sophisticated and often expensive equipment to examine ing materials for scanning electron microscopy and paleonto­ sediments and sedimentary rocks. A review of the wide range logical specimens; to G. Coates (working at the university at of available techniques and equipment was not feasible in the the time of the first edition of Practical Sedimentology) for same volume as a review of principles. The original intent to compilation of, and additions to, the procedures for textural analysis and some tables and sketches; to Ted Montague for produce a concise summary of practical sediment studies in an inexpensive format was maintained, but now in the form the bulk of the chapter on borehole sedimentology; to Dr. J.


Preface; Introduction: Safety considerations; Utilizing personal computers; Project design; Ethics; Selected bibliography; Aerial photography and maps: Aerial photographs and satellite imagery; Maps; Selected bibliography; Fieldwork: Field equipment; Field mapping; Photography; Base work--evenings and impossible weather; Chemical field analyses; Selected bibliography; Sampling: Sampling strategies; Sample collection; Sampling coal; Sample storage and transport; Peel samples; Selected bibliography; Sample treatment in the laboratory: Sample splitting; Water content and bulk density; Sediment disaggregation and dispersion; Removal of salts; Removal of sediment components by chemical means; Drying; Extraction of microfossils; Mounting loose grains for microscopy; Impregnation procedures; Embedding procedures; Thin-section preparation; Polished-section preparation; Pore stains; Streak prints; Acetate peels; Rock crushing and grinding; Preparation for chemical analysis; Liquid and plastic limits; Selected bibliography; Analysis of sedimentary structures: Enhancement of original structures; Collection of paleocurrent data; Collection of directional data for tectonic deformation; Evaluation of directional data; Presentation of results; Selected bibliography; Textures: Shapes; Methods for determining the size of detrital sediments; Treatment of size data; Texture of carbonate sediments; Grain surface textures; Fabric studies; Porosity and permeability; Selected bibliography; Mineralogy: Common rock-forming minerals of sand size; Optical microscopy; Cathodoluminescence; Reflected light microscopy; Coal microscopy; Heavy minerals; Electromagnetic separation; Miner's pan and superpanner; Mineral staining methods; Modal analysis of thin and polished sections and grain mounts; X-ray diffraction; Differential thermal analysis and thermogravimetric analysis; Infrared spectrophotometry; Raman spectroscopy; Mossbauer spectroscopy; Geological applications; Selected bibliography; Chemical composition: General considerations; Loss on ignition; Organic and inorganic carbon; Total sulfur; Total Kjeldahl nitrogen; Oils and grease; Ion chromatography; Electrochemical methods; X-ray fluorescence; Electron microprobe and EDAX; Atomic absorption; Flame photometry; ICP and ICP-MS; Spectrophotometry; Selected bibliography; Borehole sedimentology: The borehole environment; Lithological drilling logs; Geophysical logs; Correlation using geophysical logs; Selected bibliography.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 280 x 210 mm Ø 533 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:13 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 197
Pagine Romane: ix

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