Geology 103 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)


California State University, Sacramento


Week 9: Deltaic systems


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Discuss the economic importance of deltas.

  • Identify major deltaic facies, and describe sedimentary structures and water depths in each facies.

  • Be familiar with fluvial, wave and tide-dominated deltas and their features.

  • List and discuss features, sedimentary structures, fossils or relationships that are common in a deltaic sequence.


Reading Assignments:

Lecture 14: Deltaic systems- Boggs, 5th edition, pp. 246-260


The reading log for this week is extra credit.


Reading log


Class notes:

Lecture 14 notes


Graphics from lectures:

Lecture 14 graphics


Lab this week-


No lab this week- Cesar Chavez Day