The Geology of Fluvial Deposits

Sedimentary Facies, Basin Analysis, and Petroleum Geology

  • Andrew D. Miall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


The Geology of Fluvial Deposits represents the first published synthesis of research on the sedimentary geology of fluvial deposits. It sets out in detail the methods for the field and subsurface study of these sediments, and provides geologists with detailed descriptions of the building blocks of fluvial stratigraphic units, from lithofacies through architectural elements and depositional systems to large-scale stratigraphic sequences and basin-fill complexes. This book also examines at length autogenic sedimentary controls and discusses the tectonic and climatic controls of fluvial sedimentation and the effects of base level change on sequence architecture. The book contains a new classification of oil and gas fields in fluvial reservoirs, with descriptions of selected case examples. Profusely illustrated and with an extensive reference to the recent literature this textbook will be welcomed by the student and professional geologist alike.


Beckenanalyse Bodenanalyse Flüsse Sediment Sedimentation Sedimentologie Stratigraphie Stratigraphy basin analysis fluvial petroleum geology rivers sedimentology stratigraphic architecture stratigraphische Architektur

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew D. Miall
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08211-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03237-4
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