Large Rivers and Their Depositional Systems

  • Andrew MiallEmail author
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The topic of big rivers has intrigued geologists for some time. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the two major means by which the subject of big rivers and their associated depositional systems have been approached in the study of the ancient record, (1) Prediction from basin setting, including plate-tectonic environment, and (2) Analysis of the scale of depositional elements and other facies criteria, and study of sedimentary provenance.


Large River Foreland Basin Sand Body Rock Record Incised Valley 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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