The Nature and Significance of Gas-Generated Microvoids as “Secondary” Microfabric Features in Modern and Pleistocene Marine and Estuarine Sediments

  • Stanislas Wartel
  • Sethi Parvinger Singh
  • Richard W. Faas
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)


“Clay fabric refers to the spatial distribution, orientations and particle to particle relations of the solid particles (generally those less than 3.9 microns in size) of sediment” (Bennett and Hulbert, 1986). The particular fabric attained is a function of the physical, chemical, biological, and climatic factors that constitute a specific environment of sedimentary deposition, within which the primary fabric developed, i.e., that original particle orientation that occurs during or soon after deposition under undisturbed (i.e., nonbioturbated) conditions (O’Brien, 1987; Bennett et al, this volume).


Overburden Pressure Clay Fabric Apply Research Laboratory Royal Belgian Institute Periglacial Climate 
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  • Stanislas Wartel
  • Sethi Parvinger Singh
  • Richard W. Faas

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