Delta Database


An overview of data on modern Holocene deltas allows a better understanding of ancient systems. Over 20 large river deltas formed during the Holocene period are reviewed from literature.


Delta systems which are studied (see the right list) are briefly described with the intention to evaluate if it will be a good analog. Each delta system is described by some of the main characteristics such as location, age, stratigraphy, outcrop dimensions, paleogeography, delta type, shelf location.

Details on typical vertical profile, facies interpretation, facies photos, facies architecture and thickness distribution are also shown.

Delta files can be accesses through the links to the right or the properties above.

Details of each system can be find under the projects by location or by environment links.