Sediment deposition and preservation in mouth bar complexes of prograding deltas

Helena van der Vegt, Joep Storms, Dirk-Jan Walstra, Liang Li, Kjetil Nordahl, Allard Martinius, N.C. Howes

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In deltaic deposits, the largest volumes of sandy deposits occur at the delta top (as channel accretion, overbank deposits) and as distinct or amalgamated sandy mouth bars in the upper delta front. We use process-based models to study the sediment distribution in four evolving deltas, each with a different input sediment profile. We show how the mouthbar deposits can preserve a large proportion of the sand preserved in the sedimentary record of deltaic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event International Meeting of Sedimentology 2017: 33rd IAS & 16th ASF Joint Meeting - Toulouse, France
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017


Conference International Meeting of Sedimentology 2017
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