Depositional systems and environments
Fisher, William L. Department of Geological Science, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Middleton, Gerald V. Department of Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
- Depositional Systems
- Modern systems
- Ancient record
- Process-response systems
- Realms of deposition
- Depositional Environments
- Geophysical controls
- Environmental controls
- Biological factors
- Ancient environments
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Depositional systems are descriptions of the interrelationships of form and the physical, chemical, or biological processes involved in the development of stratigraphic sequences. Depositional environments are the locations where accumulations of sediment have been deposited by either mechanical or chemical processes.
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