In the reconstruction of ancient sedimentary environments, one uses information gathered both from fossils and from the sediment itself. From this one can visualise the infinite variety of environments which have occurred during the long history of the Earth. One can group these environments into a limited number of categories.


Sedimentary Environment Rock Salt Turbidity Current Delta Front Desiccation Crack 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Gall
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  1. 1.Université Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

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