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Papers I’m Reading — January 2010

January 19, 2010

Here is this month’s installment in the papers I’m reading series:

  • Carter, L., et al., in press, Landscape and sediment responses from mountain source to deep ocean sink; Waipaoa Sedimentary System, New Zealand: Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.12.010. [link]
  • Vinnels, J.S., et al., in press, Depositional processes across the Sinu Accretionary Prism, offshore Columbia: Marine and Petroleum Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.12.008 [link]
  • Xue, Z., et al., in press, Late Holocene evolution of the Mekong subaqueous delta, southern Vietnam: Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016.j.margeo.2009.12.005 [link]
  • Xu, J.P., et al., in press, Event-driven sediment flux in Hueneme and Mugu submarine canyons, southern California: Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.12.007. [link]
  • Weissmann, G.S., et al., 2009, Fluvial form in modern continental sedimentary basins: Distributive fluvial systems: Geology, doi: 10.1130/G30242.1. [link]
  • Reusser, L.J. and Bierman, P.R., 2009, Using meteoric 10Be to track fluvial sand through Waipaoa River basin, New Zealand: Geology, doi: 10.1130/G30395.1. [link]
  • Van De Wiel, M.J. and Coulthard, T.J., 2009, Self-organzied criticality in river basins: Challenging sedimentary records of environmental change: Geology, doi: 10.1130/G30490.1. [link]
  • Gombosi, D.J., et al., 2009, New thermochronometric constraints on the rapid Paleogene exhumation of the Cordillera Darwin complex and related thrust sheets in the Fuegian Andes: Terra Nova, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2009.00908.x. [link]
  • Liu, J.P., et al., 2009, Fate of sediments delivered to the sea by Asian large rivers: Long-distance transport and formation of remote alongshore clinothems: SEPM The Sedimentary Record, vol. 7, no. 4 [pdf]

Note: the links above may take you to a subscription-only page; as a policy I do not e-mail PDF copies of papers to people (sorry).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2010 3:23 pm

    What do you think…distributive or distributary? Is there a clear distinction that underlies each term? Will read this one soon.

  2. January 19, 2010 4:08 pm

    I guess ‘distributive’ is a more generic adjective — a channel network pattern could be described as ‘distributive’. Whereas a ‘distributary’ channel(e.g., in a delta system) is more specific.

    I think when reconstructing channel network patterns from either sparse outcrops or low-resolution subsurface data it can be difficult to be certain of the path of a single channel and, thus, call it a ‘distributary’ channel. But, a composite signature might show a general spreading out of dispersal, in which case ‘distributive’ might be better. I don’t know, that’s off the top of my head.

    I’m sure someone else out there might have a better response for you.

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